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Nov 26 2021

What is the test?

It is really important that if your children show symptoms of coronavirus or are requested to have a test that you make sure it is done correctly. This is to help stop the spread of the virus and keep you safe.

The symptoms of coronavirus are a high temperature, a cough that lasts more than an hour or a loss of taste and smell. 

If your child show’s symptoms you will need to arrange a test to be delivered to you or for you to visit a test centre please make sure you book an appointment before arriving by either:


The coronavirus test involves taking a swab from the nose and back of the throat and you may need to carry out the test at home, in a mobile testing site in your car or in a health care setting and this guidance should help.

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