What to do when your child feels unwell - NHS Guidelines
When your child is unwell, it can be hard deciding whether to keep them off school.
A few simple guidelines can help
Would you take a day off work if you had this condition? If so, keep your child at home.
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Not every illness needs to keep your child from school. If you keep your child away from school, be sure to inform the school on the first day of their absence.
Use common sense when deciding whether or not your child is too ill to attend school. Ask yourself the following questions.
Changes in administering of medication in school
Calpol and Nurofen are temperature suppressants and so these will only be administered for very specific, non viral-related, reasons (non-viral meaning not for general colds and viruses and obviously nothing which is related to Covid symptoms). Your child’s temperature will be checked prior to us administering this medication to ensure no temperature is present before administration. Parents must complete the Medicine Administration paperwork to enable the school to administer
If a child has a high temperature, new continuous cough or has lost their taste or sense of smell. They must stay home and get a Covid 19 test. If this is positive they must currently isolate at home for 3 days.
If a member of your household has a temperature, new continuous cough or has lost their taste or sense of smell. They must get a Covid 19 test and isolate. All members of your household may carry on with school and work as normal and do not need to currently isolate.
If your child is ill, it’s likely to be due to one of a few minor health conditions.
Whether you send your child to school will depend on how severe you think the illness is. This guidance can help you make that judgement.
Remember: if you’re concerned about your child’s health, consult a health professional.
It’s important to inform the school if your child is going to be absent. On the first day of your child’s illness, telephone the school to tell them that your child will be staying at home. The school may ask about the nature of the illness and how long you expect the absence to last.
If it becomes clear that your child will be away for longer than expected, phone the school as soon as possible to explain this.
School telephone number: 01795 521362
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