COVID GUIDANCE UPDATE
The following information has been issued to school regarding Covid guidance from the 1st of April 2022.
- adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature
- children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend
- adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days
- regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, settings will no longer be able to order test kits
Please do not send your child into school if they have a high temperature or feel unwell. Please remember Lanterns Nursery School policy states that children should stay at home for 48 hours following a high temperature.
At Lanterns we promote good attendance. However we ask that you keep your child at home if:
- Your child is nauseous, vomiting or has diarrhoea. Wait 48 hours after the symptoms have stopped before returning your child to the centre.
- Your child is running a fever of 37.5 degrees C (99.5 degrees F) or more. Wait 48 hours after the fever has stopped before returning to the group.
- Your child has a thick green or yellow nasal discharge combined with cough or fever for more than 3 or 4 days. This usually is a sign of medical infection and needs medical treatment.
- Your child has a generalized rash (involving more than one part of the body). Rashes are difficult to identify and should be checked by your child’s doctor.
If your child becomes ill whilst at the centre you will be contacted and expected to collect him/her as soon as possible. In the event that we cannot contact you then we will notify the emergency contact and ask them to pick your child up from the centre.
We are only able to give prescribed medicines to your child. Please ensure you have completed the necessary permission forms before leaving any medicines. (Centre medicine policy)
We may be able to offer you advice regarding your child’s return to nursery following common infectious illnesses, e.g chicken pox, mumps, german measles, impetigo, using the Guidance Infection Control in Schools.
Please inform us as soon as possible if your child will be absent due to illness.
In an emergency, if your child becomes seriously ill whilst at Lanterns Nursery School, we would contact you and call an ambulance. A member of staff would accompany your child in the ambulance if you are unable to get to the centre immediately. If, on arrival at hospital you are unable to be there or are delayed the member of Lanterns staff will hand responsibility for treatment to the Health Care Professional, whilst remaining with your child for emotional support.
Please remember to update us with your contact number.
Reference: Guidance Document Infection Control in schools