COVID-19 & Common Childhood Illnesses

We remain up-to-date with the latest advice from Public Health England and the Department of Education to reduce and limit the spread of COVID-19.  Our latest risk assessment can be downloaded here.

If your child has any of the three main symptoms:

  • a high temperature (above 37.8)

  • a new, continuous cough

  • a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste

please keep your child at home and book a PCR test for them.  You must let us know if your child tests positive for COVID-19.

Even before COVID-19, it could sometimes be difficult to decide if your child was too ill to come to Pre-School.  We follow Public Health England advice and guidelines to help keep Pre-School a safe place for children, staff, parents and visitors.  The following NHS page has guidance on how long you may need to keep your child at home. Click the image to be taken to these NHS guidelines on common childhood illnesses.

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May we draw your attention to the following:

  • Children must remain at home for 48 hours following the last episode of sickness or diarrhoea.

  • Children with chickenpox must remain at home until all their spots have crusted over. This usually takes about 5 days.

  • Please let Pre-School know if your child has an illness or infection that could be passed on (e.g. headlice, cold sore), but is still well enough to attend.