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Mersea Island School

Medical Condition Guidance

If your child has any medical condition, we should be aware of this as you should have completed a medical conditions form on your child's entry to the school.  If there has been any change to your child's medical needs we kindly ask that you ensure we are kept fully updated, with the latest information. 

If your child needs to take any medication throughout the school day, please ensure you have completed the relevant medical forms and returned them to the school office. All medication must be collected at the end of each term. It is your responsibility to ensure your child has the correct medication, which is in date, in school. 

Please note cough sweets and throat lozenges are not allowed in school. Your child can of course, bring a water bottle to sip throughout the school day. 

If you have any concerns or would like to speak to a member of staff about any aspect of your child's medical care, please contact the school office:

If your child is unfortunate to feel poorly, please ensure you phone the school before the start of the school day to let us know, stating your child's name, class and reason for absence. 

If your child experiences sickness and/or diarrhoea, they must not return to school until there has been 48 hours clear of sickness or diarrhoea.  Your cooperation with this is much appreciated and will help to reduce the spread. 

Guidance on common childhood illnesses, and whether children need to stay off school