What to do if your child is ill
What to do if your child is ill:
- Telephone the school office on 01202 874400 on the first day of absence to explain why your child is away from school. There is an answerphone where you may leave a message if the office is closed.
- Keep school informed if the absence is more than two or three days
- Please bring a note on your child’s return to school. Verbal messages via the children are not sufficient. Unexplained absences are always classed as unauthorised absences.
Public Health England
The Department of Health has produced guidelines that schools follow with regards to illness of children in education and infection control.
Please click on the link below for further details:
Common illnesses and conditions in school
What you should do?
For more detailed information, please see guidance document (link above)
Infection or Complaint
|Recommended period to be kept away from school|
|Chicken Pox||Until all vesicles have crusted over||***|
|Diarrhoea and/or vomiting||48 hours from LAST episode of diarrhoea or vomiting|
|Covid-19||Dorset Public Health Covid-19 Absence Guidance|
|Hand, foot and mouth||None|
(Treatment is recommended in cases where live lice
|Impetigo||Until lesions are crusted and healed or 48 hours
after starting antibiotic treatment
|Rash||Children with rashes should be considered infectious
and be assessed by their doctor.
|Slapped cheek/fifth disease||None (once rash has developed)||***|
(There are many causes, but most cases are due to viruses
None(Treatment is recommended for the child and
|Warts and verrucae||None (Verrucae should be covered)||
*** Take further advise - 'Vulnerable Children and Female Staff''