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My child has flu like symptoms. The rest of the family are symptomless - do they also have to self-isolate until my child's symptoms have gone?

The advice from the Director of Public Health is anyone who has recently developed flu-like symptoms (cough, sore throat, running or blocked nose, muscle pains, fatigue) or a fever needs to self-isolate and contact the clinical helpline on 01481 756938 or 01481 756969.

By self-isolating and following the advice from Public Health, it will help reduce the potential risk of the coronavirus spreading.

If the person who has symptoms can self-isolate on their own then the rest of the household does not need to self-isolate as well. For example, if they stay in their own bedroom and bathroom, which no one else uses, and have food delivered to their door. However, if this is not possible then the whole household has to self-isolate and no one should leave the house.

In the case of children this is often not possible, in which case the whole household will need to self-isolate.