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FredaFlinstone Fri 11-Sep-20 06:26:58

DC11 just woke up with sniffles and feeling sick. Pretty sure not CV.
He is going to be off school.
What do I do about other DC?
What do I do about going to work?

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FredaFlinstone Fri 11-Sep-20 06:27:32

DC11 just woke up with sniffles and feeling sick. Pretty sure not CV.

However, going to make sure this is not the case obviously.

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ChalkDinosaur Fri 11-Sep-20 06:29:42

My interpretation is that if he doesn't have any of the three main symptoms no-one has to isolate (but I can understand keeping him off school just to see how he goes).

Ponoka7 Fri 11-Sep-20 06:31:29

Under the guidance the other DC can go to school. It's up to you about work. I don't think we can all stop going about our business over colds, it's unrealistic. But D&V are a symptom of Covid in children. So I'd explore the 'feeling sick'.

FredaFlinstone Fri 11-Sep-20 06:32:03

Symptoms:

Blocked nose
Occasional cough
When drinks water, is still thirsty
Throat hurts

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kimlo Fri 11-Sep-20 06:32:23

if he doesn't have any of the 3 symptoms then the others go to school, you can go to work.

If he gets one of the main symptoms you all have to self isolate and he needs a test.

kimlo Fri 11-Sep-20 06:32:49

how much of a cough?

WishITookLifeSeriously Fri 11-Sep-20 06:33:11

This is happening in my house too today. Ds14 is staying off school after being sick and feeling rubbish. Dd will be going to school and I'm going to work.

middleager Fri 11-Sep-20 06:33:12

I would do exactly what you would normally do if he felt like this - presumably, keep him off, arranging childcare and getting the others in.

FredaFlinstone Fri 11-Sep-20 06:33:34

I have not heard him cough yet, so very minor.

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middleager Fri 11-Sep-20 06:33:53

Ah xpost, just saw the cough...

kimlo Fri 11-Sep-20 06:35:37

if he has had more than 3 bouts of coughing in 24 hours thats a persitant cough and you all need to stay at home until he's been tested.

Michellebops Fri 11-Sep-20 06:35:47

Sounds like a cold.
Keep him off and send the others.

Monitor temp regularly.

Schools are just back, we had the same last month in Scotland

MissPoldark Fri 11-Sep-20 07:16:36

A study just found that the 3 main symptoms for adults don’t appear to be the same in children.

covid.joinzoe.com/post/back-to-school

According to this, symptoms we should be aware of in children are:

Fatigue
Headache
Fever
Sore throat
Loss of appetite

No mention of cough at all.

Dontforgetyourbrolly Fri 11-Sep-20 07:19:47

I've had the sniffles and nausea for the last couple of days too . Covid hasnt even crossed my mind, cough and temp is what I'm looking out for .
This is going to cause so much health anxiety, which I used to have , so I know how awful it is . sad

FredaFlinstone Fri 11-Sep-20 10:59:02

Temp ranges 36.5 - 37.2
Will keep an eye on it
Thx you lot. You saved my sanity this morning. I flipped my kid.

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