What happens if my child becomes unwell at school?

This is even more important during the pandemic. We cannot keep children safe without the cooperation and partnership of their families. 

Families must not send in children who are unwell. This includes the 48 hour rule for any sickness and diarrhoea.

We expect fewer children presenting as unwell as have asked parents and carers to be vigilant and keep their children off school if they have any symptoms of coronavirus.

The NHS advice states: If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Stay at home (self-isolate) – do not leave your home or have visitors. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also self-isolate.
  2. Get a test – get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, should also get a test if they have symptoms.

If children present with, or complain of symptoms of coronavirus (persistent cough, high temperature, lack of taste or smell) we will isolate them in the staff room. Staff supervising the child will remain outside the staff room door which will be left open for ventilation and stay at least 2m from the child where possible. Staff will wear a mask to supervise the child and an apron and gloves if needing to be closer than 2m.

Children in their group will be moved outside or to a place inside if possible while the area they have worked in is cleaned.

Parents or carers will be expected to collect their child without delay. They will be expected to arrange for a test for their child. When the child leaves school the staff room will be cleaned before it is used again.

 

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