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Is your child too poorly for school or nursery? New advice will help you decide


It is always a worry when a child becomes unwell, but it is not always obvious how to care for them and whether you should keep them at home.


You can now find handy NHS guidance in one place online that will help you identify a possible condition, so you can decide whether to send your child to school.


On the website is a list of common childhood illnesses and conditions from conjunctivitis to head lice, as well as symptoms such as a high temperature and a sore throat and what these might mean. There is advice about what to do and when a child should return to education after being treated.


Visit the Is my child too ill to go to school today? website here or go online and search for "0-18 should my child go to school" .


Please bookmark this website so it is easy to find if ever your child becomes unwell. If you are unsure about a child's wellbeing, please talk to your local pharmacist, call the NHS helpline on 111, or contact your GP.

NHS School Nursing and Immunisation Teams

Contact details for the School Nurse team can be found on their website at: