Actions to take if your child tests positive for COVID-19

Posted on: September 27th 2021

If someone from your home has a positive lateral flow device (LFD) test taken at home:

  • they should self-isolate straightaway and report their test result
  • they should book a PCR test as soon as possible, either online, through the NHS COVID-19 app, or by calling 119
  • they should continue to self-isolate whilst awaiting results of the PCR test
  • any unvaccinated adults in their household should self-isolate whilst awaiting their PCR result, unless they are exempt
  • Children under 18 ½ years old and adults who are double vaccinated do NOT need to isolate as a close contact unless they have symptoms or a postivie test result.