Does my child need to isolate after coming in close contact with someone with COVID-19?

Does my child need to isolate after coming in close contact with someone with COVID-19?

If your child has been a close contact of someone who has tested positive, and then develops symptoms but has a negative test result, they will still need to self-isolate for the full 10 days from the day after contact with the person who tested positive.

Who decides to open or close a playgrounds during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Owners and operators responsible for playgrounds and outdoor gyms will have discretion over when they consider it safe to open for activity permitted by legislation, and may decide to keep these areas closed should they feel they are not able to facilitate their safe usage.

Are people with learning disabilities more likely to contract COVID-19?

People with learning disabilities are more likely to have other physical health problems such as obesity and diabetes, and certain kinds of learning disability, such as Down’s syndrome, can make people more vulnerable to respiratory infections, which can increase their risk of dying from COVID-19.

How long does the vaccine take to build up immunity to COVID-19?

It takes a few weeks for your body to build up protection from the vaccine. Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective, so you should continue to take recommended precautions to avoid infection. Some people may still get COVID-19 despite having a vaccination, but this should be less severe.

Can a vaccinated person still pass on COVID-19?

The evidence on whether COVID-19 vaccination reduces the chance of you passing on the virus is less clear. Most vaccines reduce the overall risk of infection, but some vaccinated people may get mild or asymptomatic infection and therefore be able to pass the virus on.It is highly likely that any infection in a vaccinated person will be less severe and that viral shedding will be shortened. We therefore expect that vaccinated health and care staff will be less likely to pass infection to their friends and family and to the vulnerable people that they care for.

Will COVID-19 transmission increase in winter?

COVID-19 will be co-circulating with seasonal flu and other viruses, and transmission may increase over the winter period. Many viral illnesses “ including flu and COVD-19 “ present with similar symptoms initially, so we may see, for example, increased demand for COVID-19 tests.

What does it mean to receive a positive PCR COVID-19 test result 90 days after recovery?

If a person is re-tested by PCR after 90 days from their initial illness onset or test and is found to be positive, this should be considered as a possible new infection. If they have developed new COVID-19 symptoms, they would need to self-isolate again and their contacts should be traced.

Are you allowed to move homes during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Those who identify as clinically extremely vulnerable are able to move home. However, they should consider their personal situation and the circumstances of their own move and may wish to seek medical advice before deciding whether to commit to or go ahead with a move.