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Illness & Medication

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Illness

A child who is not feeling well, has a bad cold or has been ill during the previous night should not attend school. Children with illnesses such as gastro-enteritis, chicken pox, or skin infections such as ringworm or scabies cannot, unfortunately, be readmitted to the group without a medical certificate.

Quarantine periods and periods of infectivity are set out below:

  • Chicken Pox: From 2 days before rash until last scab has disappeared.
  • Conjunctivitis: Until eyes are no longer red or discharging.
  • Diphtheria: Until 6 daily throat swabs test negative.
  • Hepatitis – infectious: Until complete recovery. Minimum period of exclusion – 7 days.
  • Lice: After complete cleansing and freeing of head, body and clothing from lice and nits.
  • Measles: 7 days after first appearance of rash. Measles (German): For 1 week after rash appears.
  • Mumps: From the time that the symptoms start until swelling has disappeared.
  • Ringworm: Return to school if under appropriate treatment and affected parts are covered.┬áIf you do have ringworm, your doctor will recommend an antifungal medication. A topical ointment or cream usually takes care of skin infections, but ringworm of the scalp or nails requires oral antifungal medication. Your doctor will decide which treatment is best for you.
  • Scarlet Fever and Strep Throat: If no sore throat, no discharge from ears or nose, no recently enlarged glands or discharging sores and on production of a medical certificate. Minimum period of exclusion – 14 days after commencement of treatment.
  • Whooping Cough: For 6 weeks after onset

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Medication

  • No child is allowed in school for 3 days when still taking antibiotic medication.
  • If a child comes into school with medication he/she should be referred to the office. Please fill in the forms at reception.
  • In certain circumstances medication may be admitted and administered by the school (for example, asthma pumps).
  • Parents will be responsible for signing the necessary consent form register in the office EVERY DAY should medication be required to be administered by our EduFun4Kids staff.
  • The medicine is to be kept in the office and administered by the office and signed off each day.
  • Bus children must send in a written confirmation in the notebook and a photocopy left in the office. Teachers should remove any medication from the bags and place in the office and enter the information on the consent form.

No medication will be administered without written consent in the medical book, or a signed email or fax granting permission for a designated person to administer said medication.

Please view the enrolment form.