Lancashire COVID-19 Flowchart
When we learn that someone has tested positive for COVID-19 we ask them for the following information, so that we can work out who they may have been in contact with whilst contagious.
1) Have you had any 'cardinal' COVID-19 Symptoms, and which ones?
High temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) and/ or
A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual) and/ or
A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal and/ or
Have you had any other symptoms?
2) What day/ time did you started experiencing these symptoms?
What day/ time that you were tested (especially if you have had no cardinal symptoms)?
3) Please identify anyone from school (staff or pupils) that you were in contact with
in the 2 days before any symptoms began/ before your test (whichever was earlier)
up to 10 days after cardinal symptoms began/ after your test (if no cardinal symptoms)
Who you were in a room with for an extended period of time, with or without PPE, (e.g. a shared classroom all day)
Who you were 1-2 metres away from, without PPE, for more than 15 minutes (e.g. sharing an office, or close pupil supervision)
Who you were less than 1 metre away from, without PPE, for more than 1 minute (e.g. a private conversation)
Who you may have coughed on, without PPE
Who you may have had skin-to-skin contact with
Who you may have shared a small vehicle with