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Amherst School

Amherst School

Health & Medication

PLEASE INFORM THE SCHOOL OFFICE OF THE REASON FOR YOUR CHILD's ABSENCE BEFORE 09.00am.  The online Daily Absence Form can be found in the Absence From School Section under Parents. 



COVID Guidance Update

Please see the government update regarding COVID guidance which is applicable from 1 April 2022. As throughout the pandemic we will continue to follow government guidance and request that you do as well.

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Free COVID-19 tests will continue to be available for specific groups, including eligible  patients and NHS staff, once the universal testing offer ends on Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance will advise:

· adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature

· children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend

· adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days



Our medical policy allows us to administer medicine prescribed by your child's doctor.

We are not able to administer over the counter medication.

All prescribed medication will be held in the office and administered at the agreed times.

Please complete the Administration of Medicine Form (in the BLUE menu) for prescribed medicines that needs to be administered during school times.



The Public Health Agency advise that children should be kept away from school for 48 hours from last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.