Sickness - NHS Guidelines
When your child is unwell, it can be hard deciding whether to keep them off school.
A few simple guidelines can help
Would you take a day off work if you had this condition? If so, keep your child at home.
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Not every illness needs to keep your child from school. If you keep your child away from school, be sure to inform the school on the first day of their absence.
Use common sense when deciding whether or not your child is too ill to attend school. Ask yourself the following questions.
- Is your child well enough to do the activities of the school day? If not, keep your child at home.
- Does your child have a condition that could be passed on to other children or school staff? If so, keep your child at home.
If your child is ill, it’s likely to be due to one of a few minor health conditions.
Whether you send your child to school will depend on how severe you think the illness is. This guidance can help you make that judgement.
Remember: if you’re concerned about your child’s health, consult a health professional.
If it becomes clear that your child will be away for longer than expected, phone the school as soon as possible to explain this.
School telephone number: 01303 872377