David Street School

David Street School

Keeping Healthy & Safe at School

Illness and children’s attendance at school

If your child has COVID-19

With the resurgence of Covid-19 in our community and school,  if your child is unwell and tests positive for covid-19 we ask that they stay home for 5 days to avoid the spread through our school and to protect our students with high health needs. 

 Other Illnesses

  •  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.

Contacting us 

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.

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