As of the 27th January the Government has now stated that England can return to Plan A. For full information click here
Current Government guidance re testing:
If you have no symptoms:
get regular rapid lateral flow tests (link includes step-by-step guides including easy read, large print and translations in Polish, Chinese, Punjabi, Romanian, Arabic, Gujarati, Persian, Urdu, Slovakian, Turkish, Welsh, Somalian, Bengali, Hindi, Dari and Pashto )
If you have Covid 19 symptoms:
Help from NHS 111:
Get help from NHS 111 if you're worried about your child or not sure what to do.
For children aged 5 or over – get help from NHS 111 online.
For children under 5 – call 111.
Children and babies will still get illnesses that can make them very unwell quickly. It's important to get medical help if you need it.
Call 111 or your GP surgery if your child:
is under 3 months old and has a temperature of 38C or higher, or you think they have a fever
is 3 to 6 months old and has a temperature of 39C or higher, or you think they have a fever
has other signs of illness, such as a rash, as well as a high temperature (fever)
has a high temperature that's lasted for 5 days or more
does not want to eat, or is not their usual self and you're worried
has a high temperature that does not come down with paracetamol
is dehydrated – for example, nappies are not very wet, sunken eyes, and no tears when they're crying
Immediate action required:
Call 999 if your child:
has a stiff neck
has a rash that does not fade when you press a glass against it (use the "glass test" from Meningitis Now)
is bothered by light
has a seizure or fit for the first time (they cannot stop shaking)
has unusually cold hands and feet
has pale, blotchy, blue or grey skin
has a weak, high-pitched cry that's not like their usual cry
is drowsy and hard to wake
is extremely agitated (does not stop crying) or is confused
finds it hard to breathe and sucks their stomach in under their ribs
has a soft spot on their head that curves outwards
is not responding like they usually do, or not interested in feeding or usual activities