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Health Advice

Click to download the the form Parental Permission – Administering Medicine to be printed and sent into school.  
Click to see more information on reducing the spread of infectious illness throughout the school

We would like to request your assistance in trying to reduce the infection risk by following enhanced School Guidance detailed below.

Diarrhoea and/or vomiting

If your child suffers from this diarrhoea and/or vomiting please keep him/her away from school fora 48 hour period after the final episode of diarrhoea/vomiting. The viruses that cause gastrointestinal symptoms can remain infectious for up to 48 hours after the symptoms have resolved and, therefore, cross-infection remains a risk factor.

Fevers and ‘Flu-like’ symptoms

If your child has a fever or ‘flu-like’ symptoms they must remain off school until they have had a normal temperature for 24 hours. The viruses that cause fever and flu-like symptoms can remain infectious for up to 24 hours after the symptoms have resolved and, therefore, cross-infection remains a risk factor.


If your child is diagnosed as suffering from influenza they must remain off school until all symptoms have resolved.

Hand hygiene

In order to reduce the risk of cross-infection we encourage all the children to use good hand hygiene practices within school. They are requested to wash their hands with soap and water whenever possible or to use the disinfectant hand gel. Please can you support us by encouraging your child to adopt good habits, particularly if they have a cough or cold.

If you have any concerns please contact the school or seek advice from your GP.