Medical Advice

Broadway Infant School follows the advice laid out in the document below in order to protect pupils, staff and visitors.

Infection Control Poster

Children can attend school as normal if they have a:

  • mild cold / cough
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • Hay fever / other mild allergic reaction

COVID 19

During the COVID 19 pandemic we have a specific risk assessment and procedures in place to help stop the spread of COVID. Please see our COVID 19 page for more information:

Covid 19

Children must not attend school if they or a member of their household/support bubble has symptoms of COVID 19. The person with symptoms must then be tested and the whole household isolate until they receive the results.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

Please use the COVID symptom checker and COVID scenarios guide to aid you in your decision about what to do if your child is unwell. Please also call the school office and we will be happy to talk through your child’s symptoms with you.

COVID Symptoms checker

COVID Scenarios guide for parents

Sickness and Diarrhoea 

If your child has sickness or diarrhoea at home or in school they must be kept at home for at least 48 hours from their last incident of diarrhoea or vomiting even if they appear better. Please help us with this as germs, particularly those associated with sickness / diarrhoea, spread very quickly amongst small children.

Taking medication in school hours

If your child needs medication regularly or medication needs to be kept in school all of the time then parents/carers are requested to complete a written medical plan with the identified first aider for your child’s year group. This will ensure that everyone is confident to meet your child’s needs and any specific staff training requirements can be put in place.

The medical plan gives staff the consent to administer your child’s medication such as an inhaler / antihistamine / epi-pen on your behalf. Medication is kept centrally in the school office and children have access to them as required. If you have any concerns with regard to this process please contact the school office who will be happy to help.

In normal circumstances staff cannot take responsibility for administering a short course of  prescribed medication to children (e.g. antibiotics).  If possible  parents/carers are asked to come into school to administer medicine when required. However if this would cause you a difficulty please contact the school office.

Headlice

Head lice have been making a nuisance of themselves for thousands of years; because they can’t survive the cold, they cling to our hair, keeping close to the warmth of our heads. Around three million people in the UK catch head lice every year – and they’re most common among school children. Your child’s hair can be long, short, straight, curly, light, dark, clean or dirty – head lice aren’t fussy where they live. Head lice are a problem every school has to tackle with the help of parents and carers.

  • If living head lice are seen in your child’s hair we will contact you and ask you to pick up your child from school and take them home to treat their hair. Once they have been treated they can return to school.
  • If a case of head lice occurs in a class, a text  is sent out (not naming the child) alerting other parent/carers that they have been spotted. Then we like all the parents and carers for that class to treat their child for the next seven days following the instructions on the ‘Bug Busting’ website.

 

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