Managing illness

Managing illness

It is vitally important that we work together to manage illness during this time. The latest ‘Self Isolation Guidance’ can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection. There is also a copy on our website.

If a child becomes unwell at school with a temperature, continuous cough or reports a loss of taste or smell, they will be accompanied to another room where an adult will stay with them until they are collected. They would then need to be tested and the school informed of the result as soon as it arrives so that we can take the appropriate action.

There are going to be times when a child is unwell without one of the above symptoms. If this happens, we will call you so that we can discuss the best course of action. If we feel the child is well enough, and everyone is happy, they can remain at school. If you would rather your child is collected, you may do so.

We are taking daily advice from the DfE and if the symptoms advice changes, we will of course change our guidance and let you know. Children are going to get the usual winter bugs and it is going to be a bit of a minefield. We feel the best solution is open dialogue, working together and taking advice. I have put together a quick chart to help you with what to do for different symptoms. Of course, if you are concerned about anything, you can always ring NHS 111 or visit NHS 111 online for advice (this seems to be the fastest method).