Absence and Medication Procedures In School

Absence and Medication Procedures

Absence procedure

If your child is absent please contact the school by telephoning the school absence line, stating your child’s name, class and reason for absence.

The administration of medicine in schools.

If your child requires to take medicine at school you need to complete the relevant permission form. There are 3 types of permission forms please download the correct one from the links provided or complete in school.  Please note we are unable to give any medicines to children without the correct form completed.

Form 1 – Non Prescribed

Form 2 – Short Term Prescribed

Form 3 – Long Term Prescribed

 

If your child has been vomiting or has diarrhoea please follow current NHS guidelines and keep them off school for 48 hours after the symptoms have passed.

 

UPDATE – OCT 2016 Measles infection in Lothian

Measles cases have been confirmed in Lothian over the past month in teenagers and young adults.
Please do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms suggestive of measles infection.

Symptoms
The symptoms of measles include fever, lethargy, runny nose, conjunctivitis, cough and a red, blotchy rash which starts at the head spreading over the chest and limbs. The rash generally fades within ten days.

If your child has developed symptoms suggestive of measles, you should keep your child at home and contact your General Practitioner for further advice by phone (or NHS24 if out of hours on tel. 111).
This is very important in order to avoid the spread of measles to other people.

People with measles are infectious from around five days before the rash appears until four days after the rash appears and should self isolate at home during this time.

MMR
The best protection against measles is two doses of MMR.

http://www.immunisationscotland.org.uk/vaccines-and-diseases/mmr.aspx
NHS Lothian Health Protection Team October 2016