What to do if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) or symptoms of COVID-19
How long to stay at home and away from others
If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19
If you have COVID-19, you can pass on the virus to other people for up to 10 days from when your infection starts. Many people will no longer be infectious to others after 5 days.
- try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days
- avoiding meeting people at higher risk from COVID-19 for 10 days, especially if their immune system means they’re at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, even if they’ve had a COVID-19 vaccine
This starts from the day after you did the test.
If a child or young person aged 18 or under tests positive for COVID-19, they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days. This starts from the day after they did the test.
Children and young people tend to be infectious to others for less time than adults. If they’re well and do not have a temperature after 3 days, there’s a much lower risk that they’ll pass on COVID-19 to others.
News from Public Health South Tyneside:
‘In addition to the second school offer parents/carers will also be given another option to support their child to be vaccinated by booking an appointment at the Mass Vaccination centres either the Nightingale hospital in Sunderland or Centre of Life in Newcastle. Information will be shared around this in due course, but we understand this will be available after half term, although subject to change. We will share the information with you all once we receive it.’