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Illness And Medicines In School

April 2022 Updates

Please go to the Coronavirus - April 2022 page to find further details of our arrangements in the event of

 illness in school - click HERE.


Coronavirus Symptoms

Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)


Further symptoms were added by the NHS in April 2022:

  • shortness of breath
  • feeling tired or exhausted
  • an aching body
  • a headache
  • a sore throat
  • a blocked or runny nose
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhoea
  • feeling sick or being sick


For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild illness. However, if your child has any of the symptoms above you should follow the Government guidelines. Click HERE for further information on the NHS website.


Please click on the page link below for further information.


If your child is taken ill in school or has an accident, you will be contacted.  For this reason it is vital that if you change your address or telephone number, or work details, you will let us know immediately.



For safety reasons, no medicines or tablets are allowed in school. Exceptions are made in the cases of asthma and diabetes.  If your child suffers from asthma, a named inhaler and clear written instructions relating to its use must be provided.  Inhalers are kept in the classrooms and children have access to their inhaler at any time they may need them. If a child needs to take medicine during the day, parents are welcome to come into school and administer it.


If you have any queries, please contact the school office.