The letter below is from Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director – Scottish Government. It contains advice for distinguishing between the symptoms of COVID-19 and a commn cold.
The central advice can be summarised as being:
The main symptoms of COVID-19 to be aware of are:
new continuous cough
loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste
If a young person or a child in your care develops any of the above symptoms, they should self-isolate and you should book them a test as soon as possible at NHSinform.scot/test-and-protect, or by calling 0800 028 2816.
Parents and carers are advised to read the letter in full.