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Amherst School

Amherst School

Health & Medication


Staff and children must only attend school if they are fit and well, and not showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.  

The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 however mild, you must self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started.  All other household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.

For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild illness. However, if you have any of the symptoms above you must stay at home and arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19 – go to  to arrange. 

Please report your child's absence in the normal manner.  It is essential that the school is made aware of all children/households with COVID-19 symptoms, and is kept up to date during the testing process.  Your cooperation with this is greatly appreciated.



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 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. 


PLEASE INFORM THE SCHOOL OFFICE OF THE REASON FOR YOUR CHILD's ABSENCE - either by telephone or email before 09.00am.