Primary Education News

12 Oct '14

News Parents in Wales told to send sick children to school

Pupils with ailments including headlice, conjunctivitis, tonsillitis or glandular fever expected to continue attending classesParents in south Wales have been told that children suffering from tonsillitis or glandular fever are still expected to go to school.A health guide subtitled Miss School, Miss Out, produced by a partnership of five local authorities, tells parents that pupils with a wide range of ailments, also including headlice, conjunctivitis, threadworm and hand, foot and mouth disease, are recommended not to take time off. The same advice applies to children with the slapped cheek virus, though the booklet says they should keep away from vulnerable children and pregnant females. Continue reading...

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