All children will inevitably have some time off school due to one illness or another. When your child is ill, please telephone school before 9:30 am , or fill in our contact form below, so that the class teacher may be informed of the reason for absence. Please remember to give details of your child's illness. e.g. Sore throat.
St Teresa’s, like many schools across the North West, currently has many children off sick with symptoms of sore throat, headache and a high temperature, (and in some cases vomiting and diarrhoea). The symptoms crossover different conditions. Common cold viruses are most prevalent in school but there are also background Streptococcus A Bacterial infections including scarlet fever. See the two links below for further information.
Below is a list of common ailments and the accepted periods of exclusion from school. For any other diseases or medical conditions the Headteacher or your Family doctor will be able to advise.
|DISEASE||MINIMUM PERIOD OF EXCLUSION|
|COVID-19||3 days (plus day of test / first symptoms)|
|Sickness / diarrhoea||48hrs after symptoms have subsided|
|Scarlet Fever||24hrs after starting appropriate antibiotic treatment|
|Chicken Pox||6 days from onset of rash|
|German Measles||4 days from onset of rash|
|Hand, Foot and Mouth||Until your child is feeling well enough to attend school|
|Measles||7 days from onset of rash|
|Infectious Jaundice||7 days from onset of rash|
|Mumps||Until swelling has subsided|
|Whooping Cough||48hrs after starting appropriate antibiotic treatment or 21 days from onset of cough if no antibiotics have been administered|
|Scabies||Until adequate treatment started|
If your child is taken ill whilst at school or is involved in an accident, we will get in touch with you, or the emergency contact as indicated on the Admissions Card.
It is important the details on the Admissions Card are kept up to date, so please inform the school immediately of any changes of telephone numbers or emergency contacts etc.