We thought a flowchart may make things a bit easier to work out whether an ‘ill child’ should come to school or not. Most of these initial decisions will lie with our parents of course, as only they know if their child would be well enough for school, but these are uncharted times (I avoided the word ‘unprecedented’!), the ‘R-rate’ has increased over the past week, and there are new and additional rules being issued about keeping people safe.
We hope this flowchart may be helpful and we trust that all our parents will support our school and community as best as they can.
a new continuous cough* -or- a temperature -or- loss/change sense of taste/smell.
*(NHS definition: this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual))