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For more information go to High Temperature/Fever.
For more information go to information on Headache, Earache and/or Tummy Ache.
Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend their education setting. However, if your child has a high temperature or is unwell, they should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school or childcare, and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.
For more information go to Cough and Cold.
Find out more about the Flu Vaccine for Children.
For more information go to Sore Throat.
For more information go to Diarrhoea and Vomiting.
For more information go to Hand, foot and mouth, Warts and Verrucae, Athletes Foot, Molluscum Contagiosum.
For more information go to Conjunctivitis.
For more information go to Impetigo.
For more information go to Measles.
For more information go to Chickenpox.
For more information go to German Measles (Rubella).
Note: If you think that your child has measles, Mumps or German Measles (Rubella) (MMR), please let your GP surgery know as they are all notifiable diseases.
Vaccinations are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases. It is important that vaccines are given on time for the best protection. For more information on the NHS vaccination schedule for children please visit NHS vaccinations and when to have them
For more information go to Scarlet Fever or Strep.
For more information go to Mumps.
For more information go to Whooping Cough.
If your child's school or nursery says that they are unable to give any medication without a prescription, this is incorrect. Over the counter medications, such as hay fever treatment or simple pain relief may be given as long as dosing instructions are clearly written on the medication. Your pharmacist will label your medication appropriately if you ask them to. Please do not make a GP appointment to obtain over the counter medications with a prescription, you will be advised to get this from the pharmacy directly.
Information in this guide is taken from the UK Health Security agency guidelines “Health protection in children and young people settings, including education: A practical guide for staff on managing cases of infectious diseases in schools and other childcare settings.
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