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Should my child be in school today?

Should my child be in school today?


Information about childhood illness and whether or not they should be at school can be found via the following link:


Child unwell? OK to go to school? 


In individual cases of diarrhoea and vomiting and in managing outbreaks, pupils suffering symptoms must be excluded from school until they have been without symptoms for 48hrs consecutively... This helps prevent and control the impact of outbreaks, particularly highly infectious norovirus, in schools.'


The Public Health England guidance can be found here:


What to do if a child is displaying Covid symptoms




To book a test:


Children should not attend schools if:

  • They are unwell with a new continuous cough or a high temperature, or have a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell or
  • They have had a positive test result themselves or


In these circumstances parents must follow government advice on Test and Trace, and self isolating.  Parents must keep school informed of the results of any testing.


If you are unsure if your child should attend school please contact the school who will offer advice and guidance or signpost you to the relevant service.


Please note where children are not able to attend school as parents are following clinical and/or public health advice, absence will not be penalised.

Stay At Home Guidance


Please find the most up to date government guidance on the link below:


For further Coronavirus information