Administration of Medicines in School

It would be appreciated if parents dealt with the administration of medicine at home. If a child requires prescribed medication during school hours however, then parents are asked to deliver the medication to the school office and not the class teacher.

The medicine should be brought to school by a parent or other adult. It is also necessary for you to complete a form giving permission that the medication may be administered to your child. A copy of the form is available below. The medicine should be in a properly labelled container. The label should contain the following information:

  • the child's name
  • the name of the medicine
  • the dosage and time of administration
  • date of dispensing
  • storage instructions
  • expiry date

If your child has a long-term illness such as epilepsy or asthma and requires medication on an infrequent and irregular basis, please contact the school. The school is advised that it should only accept responsibility where specific guidance has been received on the nature of the emergency and the procedure necessary to cope with it.

Parents of children with allergies or a permanent medical condition should complete an individual health care plan. A copy of the form is available below.

Symptoms of coronavirus

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.

Covid 19 The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

What to do if you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. You and anyone you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone in your support bubble should also stay at home if you have been in close contact with them since your symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.

Disease/ Illness Minimal Exclusion Period
Temperature If sent home, child must be off for 24 hours
Vomiting / and or diarrhoea Kept at home for 48 hours from last episode of vomiting and / or diarrhoea
Conjunctivitis Should be treated immediately. No exclusion
Chickenpox Until all vesicles have crusted over
Gastro-enteritis, food poisoning, salmonella and dysentery Until return authorized by Doctor
Measles 4 days from the appearance of the rash
German Measles 4 days from the appearance of the rash
Impetigo Until lesions are crusted and healed
Lice Should be treated immediately. No exclusion
Ringworm of body Should be treated immediately. No exclusion normally required
Plantar Warts and Verrucae Should be treated and covered. No exclusion