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Illness

ILLNESS

Although we do the best we can, there is no comfortable, quiet place for children to rest in school.  In cases where we suspect illness, parents are contacted.  Please advise us of any change of telephone number or place to contact you in the event of an emergency.

 

In cases where the child has been sick or had diarrhoea, please keep him/her at home for 48 hours after the last bout of sickness.  It is easy for infection to spread in school unless we are all prepared to take care.  Shown below is a table with suggested times for keeping your child away from school if he/she has any of these illnesses.

 

Infectious Disease

At Home For

Chickenpox

Measles

German Measles

Scarlett Fever

Mumps

 

Whooping Cough

Jaundice

Impetigo/Scabies/Ringworm Verrucae

6 days from appearance of rash

7 days from appearance of rash

4 days from appearance of rash

7 days (appropriate treatment must be given)

7 days after onset of symptoms or until swelling has gone down)

21 days from the beginning of the cough

7 days from the start of the illness

Until treatment has been carried out

 

MEDICINES

Our policy is to administer medicine prescribed by a doctor where the dose is required four times daily or where illness, such as asthma, requires daily/occasional medication. Medication must be brought to the school secretary who will ask you to complete a form allowing the school to administer the medication.  Any over the counter medicines eg. lip salve will be kept in the office and children will administer this themselves, in the office, under supervision.

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