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Medical Information

For advice from Kirklees Educational Psychology & Early Years SEN Support Service on how to support your child during the Coronavirus lockdown, please see the documents below.

Coronavirus Advice for Parents / Guardians

Click on the links below to read the latest government advice:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19#contents

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public#number-of-cases

 

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

The Government has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

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The importance of hygiene

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.

Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materials at:

https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101-coronavirus-/resources

Sign up is quick, free and means you will be alerted as more resources are made available.

New guidance for employers

The Department for Business (BEIS) and Public Health England have issued guidance for employers, which you can find at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-covid-19

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Guidance for educational settings:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Child Safety and Absence due to illness

Sickness and diarrhoea

Children should be kept at home following any sickness or diarrhoea, until they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours (two school days) to allow them to fully recover.

Short Term Medication

Antibiotics, and other medication for short term illnesses, cannot be given in school.  Only prescription medicine which is required to be taken four times a day can be administered within school.  You will need to sign a medical authority form (downloaded below or available from the school office) to enable the medicine to be given.  The medication should be provided in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist and include the prescriber's instructions for administration and dosage.  Please do not send the medication in your child's book bag. 

Appointments during school time/Medication

Where possible, please can families try and make medical appointments out of school hours. We appreciate that certain appointments will take place during the school day and if this is the case, please bring your appointment card/letter/text to the school office for it to be noted into the diary. Please note that medication prescribed by the Doctor can only be administered if it is prescribed four times a day. Unfortunately, we are unable to administer medication prescribed 3 times a day, we ask that is given before school, after school and bedtime.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL MEDICATION MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE IN ORIGINAL PACKAGING AND NOT PUT IN BOOK BAGS.

Illness and PE

Please can we politely remind you that children should only be sent to school if they are well enough to participate in all curriculum activities including PE.  The only exception to this would be a physical injury i.e. broken limb or a medical note from your child's GP for respiratory conditions.  Children will always be sent out to play during playtimes when the weather is fine and cannot be kept inside due to lack of available adult supervision.  It is much more difficult to regulate their physical activity during playtime as they are free to run around the playground.  However, during PE lessons, the activity is carefully planned and varies depending on the skills being taught so children are less likely to be running around for the full lesson.  Parents should always contact school to discuss this prior to children returning to school after illness.

School defibrillator

Due to the continued hard work of our FOLIS team and their fundraising efforts we now have a defibrillator in school. This is a universal machine that can be used on both children and adults. It is kept in a central place in the entrance hall. If at any time you are in the school grounds and need the use of the defibrillator please go to the school office immediately.

Important Information issued by West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service regarding head lice treatment

We would like to remind parents and carers to always read and follow the instructions carefully when using chemical insecticide products, typically sold in chemists, to treat head lice. This is because these treatments contain flammable elements. You should not therefore use hair dryers, or any other ignition source such as matches, lighters and candles near anyone during the treatment process whilst the product is being used. This advisory note follows a recent incident in West Yorkshire in which a child’s hair was accidentally set alight during treatment resulting in the child sustaining serious injuries.

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