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.
|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|