"Is my child too ill for school?"
We are sharing with you below the latest guidance regarding Covid19. To summarise, if you have mild symptoms and do not have a temperature over 38 you can now attend school if you feel well enough. We have also copied the Covid 19 guidance available via the link ' Is my child too ill for school?'
"There is wide agreement among health professionals and educational professionals that school attendance is vital to the life chances of children and young people. Being in school improves health, wellbeing and socialisation throughout the life course. The greatest benefits come from children and young people attending school regularly.
It is usually appropriate for parents and carers to send their children to school with mild respiratory illnesses. This would include general cold symptoms: a minor cough, runny nose or sore throat. However, children should not be sent to school if they have a temperature of 38°C or above. For further information, please use the link below."
If your child has mild symptoms, such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, and feels well enough, they can go to school.
Your child should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and they either:
- have a high temperature
- do not feel well enough to go to school or do their normal activities
Please use the CLASS CHARTS app to report an absence.