Illness

What to do if your child is ill 

Please read the information on what to do if your child is ill. If your child is not well enough to come into school please let the school know by 9 a.m. Thank you.

If your child needs to bring prescribed medication into school, such as an inhaler or auto-injector pen, please complete this Administration of Medicine Form and return to the school office. Please refer to our Medicines Policy here.

You may find useful information in this NHS – Guide to local health services (Sept21)

 

COVID-19 Guidance

(as of Summer Term 2022)

Frequently Asked Questions (based on information provided by the Local Public Health Team)

Should my child come to school if they have symptoms of a respiratory infection?

If your child has mild symptoms such a runny nose, sore throat or mild cough and feels well, they may attend school.

If your child feels unwell or has a high temperature, they should stay at home.

Should my child take a COVID test?

It is not recommended that children are tested for COVID-19 unless directed to by a health professional.

If my child has taken a test and is positive, what should I do?

If a child has a positive COVID-19 test result they should stay at home and avoid contact with others as much as possible for 3 days after they took the test. (The recommendation for adults is 5 days).

What will the school be doing to manage the spread of infections?

  • Ensuring that pupils and staff who are unwell do not attend the setting
  • Keeping classrooms well ventilated (including the use of CO2 monitors)
  • Reinforcing hand and respiratory hygiene practices
  • Maintaining a good level of cleaning

 

If you are unsure, please phone the school office on 01234 838 827 and we will be happy to help.

Many thanks for your continued support.