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What to do if your child is sick?

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  • If your child is ill, please notify our school by telephone or personal call as soon as possible on the first day of absence and on subsequent days if your child is still unwell.
  • In cases of infectious diseases, it is essential that we are informed.
  • If your child has diarrhoea OR sickness, he/she should not return to school for 24 hours after the last bout of illness. If your child has diarrhoea AND sickness, he/she should not return to school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.
  • If a child becomes ill during the day, his/her parents or carers will be contacted. Therefore, please let us know immediately if you (or named emergency contacts) change your address or telephone number.

Medicines

If your child has been prescribed medicines, please ensure that he/she is able to cope with a full day at school before returning after an illness. If your child needs to take medicines on his/her return, a form must be completed and the medicine left in our office. Only prescribed medicines in their original containers, clearly labelled with your child’s name, will be accepted. Long term prescribed medicines such as inhalers must be left, with a completed form, in our school office.

Medical and Dental Appointments

Please let our school office know, in advance, if your child has an appointment during school time. Please also let us know at what time you will collect your child for the appointment and please sign your child out and then sign in again at our school office upon his/her return to school.