12th March 2020
Dear Parents & Carers,
HAND WASHING IN SCHOOL & GOVERNMENT GUIDLINES
We are aware that some children’s hand are becoming dry and sore because of the increase in hand washing at the moment. All children have been reminded – and will continue to be reminded – how to wash and dry their hands safely and carefully, but it is essential that we follow the Government’s guidelines to minimise the possible spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
If parents send their child in with products such a simple hand/barrier cream, for example an E45 cream, this must be for your own child’s use due to other children’s allergies. It is also essential that these products do not contain nuts, or nut products such as almond oil as we have children in school with severe nut allergies. Please check any product very carefully before sending into school with your child.
As a school community we are following advice and guidelines very carefully and all working extremely hard to safeguard our members and to minimise any possible risk, and we thank all parents and carers for their support, co-operation and understanding at this time.
Mrs R Collins
When Your Child Feels Unwell
If your child feels seriously unwell and needs to go home, or has a more serious accident that requires further attention, particularly any injury to the head, you will always be contacted.
Return after sickness bugs
Please remember that children should be away from school for at least 48 hours, after their last bout of sickness or diarrhoea. This is in accordance with government guidelines as tummy bugs can spread rapidly if a child is unwell whilst in school.
Schools are advised not to give medicine to children in school. However, as a measure of good will, we will administer oral medicine which has been prescribed by the doctor to be taken 4 times a day and has a pharmacist’s label indicating the correct dosage. However, this will not be administered until a parental consent form has been completed.
For health and safety reasons children should not have medicines in their bags or in pockets.
School Nurses Team
Please click on the following link for the school nurses website. https://www.hct.nhs.uk/our-services/school-nursing/