A child has symptoms and the school recommended for a test to be carried out. Do all siblings have to isolate until a positive test?
Yes, NHS guidance states that every member of the family isolate whilst the test is carried out.
If a child or family member tests positive. Does the whole family isolate?
If we send a child home with symptoms, do we send the sibling home if they have no symptoms?
Yes, as everyone in the household needs to isolate
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Guidance to parents and guardians: when you should book a test for your child - GOV.UK
Letter from the Chief Nurse and Interim Chief Medical Officer of NHS Test and Trace on when parents and guardians should book a coronavirus (COVID-19) test for their child.