Parents/Carers should telephone or email the school before 8.40 am if their child is too unwell to attend school. In the phone message or email, information should be left with their child's name, class and what illness they have. This message should be relayed daily so the school is always aware why a child is absent. If the child has sickness or diarrhoea then they should not return to school until 48 hours after the latest episode.
From 1st April 2022 the Government's guidance regarding COVID is:
1. Children who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school when they on longer have a high temperature, and they feel well enough to attend.
2. Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature and feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities, and they no longer have a high temperature.
3. Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should ty to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days. For children and young people aged 18 and under, this advice will be for 3 days.
Parents may be asked to provide medical evidence where there are repeated absences due to reported illness. This will usually be in the form of an appointment card/letter, prescription etc.