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Reach 2

Woodside
Primary Academy

Unwell children

Infectious Diseases

Children suffering from infectious diseases are not allowed to attend school for certain periods. We ask that you please keep to these time scales to ensure that the school can run effectively and with the least disruption to other pupils.

Illness Recommended period to be kept away from school/nursery
Vomiting 24 hours from the last episode of sickness
Diarrhoea 24 hours from the last episode of diarrhea
Chicken Pox 5 days from onset of rash
German Measles 6 days from onset of rash
Measles 4 days from onset of rash
Mumps Until swelling has subsided (at least 5 days)
Scarlet Fever Child can return 24 hours after starting antibiotics
Whooping Cough 21 days from the onset of cough, 5 days after antibiotics treatment
Impetigo 48 hours after treatment started

 

Medicines at School

It is the school’s policy that medicines or tablets are not brought into school, but we can administer PRESCRIBED medications which require 4 doses per day or more. Medical forms have to be filled in and are available from the school office. Children with asthma should keep inhalers at school to use on demand. 

Emergencies

Cuts and grazes requiring First Aid are dealt with in school; parents will be called in the event of more serious incidents. It is VITAL that we have the correct contact telephone number for parents and relatives in the case of an emergency.

Please let us know immediately if there are any changes to your contact details.  In the event of a serious accident the school would request an ambulance and while the parent is being contacted a member of staff would accompany the child to hospital.

If your child has a bump to the head he/she will bring home a note so you can keep an eye out for any delayed reaction.