If Your Child Is Unwell
Pembury House Nursery School and Children’s Centre
If Your Child Is Unwell
IF YOUR CHILD IS UNWELL
- If a child appears ill or informs an adult that s/he is feeling unwell, then one of our team will comfort the child.
- We will contact the child’s parent/carer immediately.
- Similarly, if a child has an accident at school, parents will be informed, either immediately, by telephone or by a letter at the end of the day, depending on the severity of the accident.
- Parents are always informed if a child bumps his/her head.
- Minor cuts and grazes are treated by first aiders
- All accidents, no matter how minor, are recorded in our Accident Book and parents / carers will receive a copy of the report.
ABSENCE DUE TO ILLNESS
If your child is ill, please notify the school office as soon as possible.
IF A CHILD APPEARS UNWELL
Parents/carers play an important part in ensuring that our COVID protective measures work effectively.
Please see below the expectations that we will require you to follow:
We will call you to collect your child and take them home if they have one or more of the following symptoms which could indicate Coronavirus (even if mild):
- a new, continuous cough; or
- a high temperature (a temperature of 37.9C or more); or
- loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
- Any child with suspected symptoms at Pembury will be isolated immediately and parents/carers will be called to come and collect them.
- The child and their household should go home and isolate straight away
- Parents/carers must immediately call 119 or visit https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test to access PCR testing if their child shows symptoms, and report back to the school with the result as soon as possible - all children can be tested, including children under 5, but children aged 11 and under will need to be helped by their parents/carers if using a home testing kit
- Locally there is walk- in PCR testing at: Haringey Cultural & Community Irish Centre, Pretoria Road, London, N17 8DX
- Alternatively you can order PCR tests online to arrive by post
- Where a child tests negative, they can return to Pembury as soon as they feel better and their fellow household members can end their self-isolation
- Please advise Pembury of the results
When you do not need to self-isolate:
If someone you live with has symptoms of COVID-19, or has tested positive for COVID-19, you will not need to self-isolate if any of the following apply:
- you're fully vaccinated – this means 14 days have passed since your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine given by the NHS
- you're under 18 years, 6 months old
- you're taking part or have taken part in a COVID-19 vaccine trial
- you're not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons
- Even if you do not have symptoms, you should still: get a PCR test on GOV.UKto check if you have COVID-19
- follow advice on how to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19
- consider limiting contact with people who are at higher risk from COVID-19
Thank you for your support at this time.