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Alexander Hosea Primary School

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Health Matters

The School Nurse Team can be contacted on - Tel: 01454 338804

Please find below information regarding  some common infections/complaints and how long your child should be kept at home.

Please remember it is our school policy that you contact school when your child is ill on the first and each subsequent morning of absence before 9.00 am.

Infection or Complaint Period to be kept home from School
Chicken Pox Until all spots have crusted over

COVID-19 Risk Assessment - Autumn Term 2021

Return to Education Primary School Leaflet - NHS

Diarrhoea and/or vomiting 48 hours from last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting
Flu Until recovered
Head Lice

Child can return as soon as treatment has begun.

NHS Head Lice & Nits

Impetigo Until lesions are crusted and healed, or 48 hours after starting antibiotic treatment
Scarlet Fever Child can return 24 hours after starting appropriate antibiotic treatment

For further information on these and other infections/complaints please click this link to visit the NHS Choices website.

Other websites that may be of interest to you are as follows:

Topic Website Link
Surgar Swaps NHS Change 4 Life - sugar swaps for kids
Wealth of resources including advice about how to explain the Coronavirus to children and a 30 day well-being challenge to help balance learning with physical and emotional health. Mindyou website 

Supporting Healthy Lifestyles: The National Child Measurement Programme

Letters, forms and documents

Spare Adrenaline Auto Injectors (Epipens) in School - Emergency Use Letter
Medical Needs Form
Individual Health Care Plan Form
Parental Agreement for School to Administer Medicine Form