Illness

What to do if my child is ill?

Sickness or diarrhoea

If your child is sick or has diarrhoea (runny poo) at home, then they must not attend Pippins until 48 hours after the last episode. So, if your child is sick on Monday night, then they must not come to Pippins again until Thursday morning. This is to try to minimise sickness throughout Pippins.

Other illness

It is hard to decide whether your child is ill first thing in the morning! This website is really helpful: Should my child go to school/nursery today?

Illness during a session

If your child becomes poorly during a session, we will phone your emergency contacts, to arrange for them to be collected.

Covid-19 and Pippins

We have vulnerable people within our Pippins community and want to prevent them (and anyone else in our wider community) getting Covid-19. Therefore, your child MUST NOT attend Pippins if anyone in your household tests positive for Covid-19.

What if someone in my household (adult or child) has Covid symptoms, or has a positive lateral flow test?

1. Book a PCR:

2. Your child MUST NOT come to Pippins for the duration of the isolation period.

3. Email Pippins as soon as possible.

What if someone in my household has a positive PCR test?

1. Isolate as advised.

2. Your child MUST NOT come to Pippins for the duration of the isolation period.

3. Email or phone Pippins within two hours of receiving positive PCR result.

What if Test and Trace advise someone in my household to isolate and get a PCR test?

1. Isolate as advised.

2. Your child MUST NOT come to Pippins for the duration of the isolation period.

3. Email or phone Pippins within two hours of receiving positive PCR result.

What if someone in my household had a positive lateral flow result but then gets a negative PCR result?

1. Isolate as advised.

2. Your child MUST NOT come to Pippins for the duration of the isolation period.

3. Keep Pippins informed via email.

What if my child still has Covid symptoms after the isolation period is finished?

1. If your child still has a fever, then they must not come to Pippins until their temperature returns to normal.

2. If your child still has a cough or a loss of smell/taste but the isolation period has finished, then they may return to Pippins if they are otherwise well.

3. Keep Pippins informed via email.