Guidance on illness and children’s attendance at school
There is no longer a requirement to isolate due to covid-19, however, as with the spread of any respiratory infections, and recognising COVID-19 is still circulating in communities, it is important that we all follow these infection prevention measures to stop the spread of any sickness through school.
A child should stay at home if they appear unwell or they develop one or more of these symptoms: new onset of a runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, they are off their food and drink or show signs of feeling miserable.
If a child has been unwell with a respiratory illness , they can return to school 24 hours after they have significantly improved and are behaving/eating normally. If they have a clear runny nose or dry cough without any other symptoms such as a fever, vomiting or diarrhoea, then they are unlikely to be infectious and can be considered well enough to attend school.
Following vomiting or diarrhoea, a child must be symptom free for 48 hours before they can return to school.
If a child becomes increasingly unwell and/or you are concerned about their health, call your GP or Healthline on 0800 611 116 for medical advice.
The more layers of protection we put in place the harder it will be for infection to spread.
The absence line is available 24 hours 889-7780 ext 1 or you can use our School App to notify us when your child is away. If your child is unwell please keep them at home and contact the School Office before 9am to let us know.
Download our school APP from your App Store - SchoolAppsNZ