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Please Stay At Home:-

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you have any of these symptoms. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus and stay at home until you get your result

You must keep your child at home for 10 days if they have any of the above symptoms. If they test negative and are feeling well, they can return as long as 48 hours have passed since any fever, sickness or diarrhoea. If they do not take a test or the test isn't negative, they cannot return to childcare for 10 days.

You must keep your child at home for 10 days if anyone in their household or support bubble has any of the above symptoms. Your child must stay home for the full 10 days and a negative result does not reduce this isolation period.

If you change bubbles or breach the government guidelines, please keep your child at home for 10 days.

Diarrhoea, Fever or Vomitting in the last 48 hours (Teething does not exempt your child from this rule)

Undiagnosed Rash

Sore throat or swollen glands

Childhood illnesses - check with your childcare provider. Children must stay home for at least the minimum recommended period and may not return until well.

Not well enough to attend school, preschool, nursery or other childcare setting.

Unwell enough to need pain or fever relieving medication such as Calpol.

Unable to join in the normal routine, including school runs & toddler groups, parks & playgrounds & active play.

Under the Weather? A rest & chill day at home may be the best medicine. We cannot care for children who are unwell. Please err on the side of caution and keep your child at home if they are poorly.

Come back if you can collect within 30 mins* if so requested and:-

Symptoms cleared & mininum exclusion /isolation period has passed

Fever free for at least 48 hours without the aid of medication

at least 48 hours have passed since the last episode of vomitting or diarrhoea

at least 48 hours since starting antibiotics

A bit "Under the Weather" or a little tired but none of the main COVID symptoms and still able to join in normal routine & activities including school run and toddler groups.

* If it will take you more than 30 minutes to leave work and reach your Childcare Setting, you may need to arrange for someone else to be on standby in case your child becomes unwell again. Make sure your Childcare Provider has up to date emergency contacts. (subject to COVID restrictions and maintaining social distancing - anyone collecting your child must be part of your household or support bubble)

Okay to Come in and Play:-

Active, playful & rested

Any isolation or minimum exclusion period has passed

Following government guidelines when travelling overseas and within the UK

Following the National Lockdown rules

Please note that the minimum exclusion periods must be strictly followed. Either the Childcare Setting or the Parent may decide that a longer period is appropriate if the child is not yet able to join in the usual activities or if there is any uncertainty as to whether the child may pose a health risk to others.

Please understand that what may be a mild ailment for one child, may have far more serious consequences for another.

Please be sure to tell your Childcare Provider about any illnesses, vaccinations or accidents your child experiences.

Thank you for helping to keep this a healthy setting

Created By
Sue Barrett


Created with images by Kaspars Grinvalds - "Mother checking temperature of her sick child" • Alexas_Fotos - "smiley face emoticon" • nezezon - "Modern yellow laughing happy smile"