Children and young people aged 18 years and under who have a positive test result
It is not recommended that children and young people are tested for COVID-19 unless directed to by a health professional.
If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test, if they can. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower. This is because children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults.
Children and young people who usually go to school, college or childcare and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal.
This is the advice from Surrey County Council's most recent communication, dated 31 March 2022
- Take the opportunity during the holiday period to get vaccinated - this is available to everyone aged 12 and over (and some children aged 5 to 11)
- Let fresh air in if you are meeting others indoors, or alternatively meet up outside
- Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces
- Stay at home if you are unwell – avoid contact with others if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive.
- Wash your hands and following advice to ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’