Unfortunately we have had several cases of sickness in school this week. The aforementioned sickness has resulted in a number of cases of children feeling unwell, very shortly followed by vomiting and/or diarrhoea. This is particularly prevalent in Class 1.
Please understand that due to the nature of sickness, we are taking every precaution to reduce the risk of it spreading, by calling parents/carers if their child feels unwell.
If your child is sick at school, we will ask you or your emergency contact to take your child home. They should not return for 48 hours. We appreciate that this is inconvenient in many cases, and you may not think that your child is sufficiently unwell not to be in school, however you will appreciate that we do this in all cases to reduce the risk of infection for all children/staff in school. As an example, if your child is sick at lunchtime on a Tuesday, they should not return to school until after lunch on Thursday, provided there have not been any further episodes of vomiting/diarrhoea.
Thank you for your understanding with this. Further guidance on infection control may be found on the Health Protection Agency website – www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-protection-in-schools-and-other-childcare-facilities/chapter-9-managing-specific-infectious-diseases#diarrhoea-and-vomiting-gastroenteritis.