As is normal, since returning we have seen a surge in the prevalence of the common cold. For clarity, if a child develops a high temperature or a continuous cough it must be treated as a possible COVID-19 symptom, the child must isolate and get tested.
The NHS definition for each of the three COVID-19 symptoms are:
Anyone who develops one of the three main symptoms of COVID-19 should still get a PCR test (unless they have already taken an LFD test and the result was positive).
If the PCR test result is negative then self-isolation can end.
If the PCR or LFD test result is positive then self-isolation must continue for 10 days. People who receive negative LFD results on day 5 and day 6 of self-isolation, with tests taken 24 hours apart, can end their isolation period early.
Members of the household and close contacts of a positive case do not have to isolate but should do LFD tests every day for 7 days.