At Dr Triplett’s we require parents/carers support in this management by notifying us accurately and in a timely manner.
COVID KEY SYMPTOMS
DO NOT come to school, please telephone the school office
on 0208 573 1617
Ensure you get a LFT/PCR test as soon as possible if your child has any of the following symptoms:
If you develop COVID symptoms whilst at home: CONTACT SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY
If symptoms develop over the weekend email the school office, firstname.lastname@example.org
You can do a rapid lateral flow test from 5 days after symptoms started (or the day your child had the test if they do not have symptoms) and another the next day.
If both tests are negative and your child does not have a high temperature, they can return to school.
If the test result is positive on day 5, you can carry on doing rapid lateral flow tests every day until you get 2 negative test results in a row.
If your child develops COVID symptoms whilst at school
Other Illnesses not COVID
Pupils do get other illnesses and you need to report this to school in the usual way through phoning the school office.
SYMPTOMS OR REASONS NOT COVID RELATED:
From time to time children are sick (vomit) either at home or at school. Unfortunately, it is not possible to distinguish between the causes, and therefore it is essential that the same rule of exclusion applies in all cases of vomiting or diarrhoea.
In the Health Protection Agency document, “Guidelines for the Control of Infection and Communicable Disease in School and Early Years Settings”, the guidance is:
Diarrhoea and Vomiting exclusion
Diarrhoea and/or vomiting commonly affects children and staff and can be caused by a number of different germs, including viruses, parasites and bacteria. Infections can be easily spread from person to person (by unwashed hands), especially in children. In general, it is recommended that any staff member or child with diarrhoea and/or vomiting symptoms must stay away or be excluded from the school or early years setting until they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours (the ‘48-hour rule’) and feel well. Personal hygiene whilst ill must be very strict.
If your child is sick at school, we will ask you or your emergency contact to take your child home. They should not return for 48 hours. We appreciate that this is inconvenient in many cases, and you may not believe your child is ill, but you will appreciate that we do this in all cases and it should reduce the risk of infection for all children in school. As an example, if your child is sick at lunchtime on a Tuesday, they should not return to school until after lunch on Thursday, provided there have not been any further episodes of vomiting.
Thank you for your understanding with this