Supporting Unwell Children

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Interim Senior EYFS Advisory Teacher, Karen Loft, for the attention of all Early Years settings.

We have been sent some very important information to share with you in the following a number of calls from settings to our COVID Schools Programme Officer regarding questions about unwell children who have signs and symptoms of COVID. Understandably, there has been concerned about the new guidance where siblings now do not have to self-isolate.

Please take time to read the information by following the links and attached materials and share this with your setting teams and parents.

The linked provided here gives really good government advice about unwell children who may have COVID-19, what to look out for and what to do.


Below is information about the Healthier Together website for parents:

The Healthier Together Platform is a website to support local parents and carers to help them manage a range of common childhood illnesses. The site provides information to help parents/carers recognise what might be wrong, what to do to help their children whilst at home, and where to go for more help if they do need to see a healthcare professional. In most cases, childhood illnesses can be managed at home with over-the counter medication and rest.


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