St Bonaventure's Catholic Primary School
Tel 0117 353 2830
Absence Line 0117 353 2831
Email st.bonaventures.p@bristol-schools.uk
Email admissions.stbonaventures@bristol-schools.uk

Is my child too ill for school? Health protection & incubation period

COVID-19 GUIDANCE - Any child with a fever or continuous cough or loss of taste/smell should NOT come to school, the school should be notified asap and government guidance followed: 
 
 
For more information please see our covid pages.  
 
 
IS MY CHILD TOO SICK FOR SCHOOL?
 
It is tricky to know whether your child is too unwell to come to school.  
 
The NHS have a great website for helping you to decide whether your child should be in school: 
 
 
GENERAL GUIDANCE
 
  • FEVER:  A child should not come to school if they have a fever of 38 C or above (and must get a covid test).  
  • VOMITING/DIARRHEA:  A child should not return to school until after 48 hours after the last incident.


A CHILD CAN COME TO SCHOOL WHEN
 
They have a runny nose or mild cold symptoms or sore throats WITHOUT a fever. 

 
INCUBATION PERIODS FOR SPECIFIC ILLNESSES:  

For information about incubation periods of a particular illness (e.g., scarlet fever, impetigo) please see public health guidance below:
 
 
 
HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT  
 
As a school, we have a responsibility to keep our pupils safe. Part of this includes providing a healthy environment. 
 
Please see the link below from Public Health England which gives you a clear picture of our responsibilities in the event of certain infectious diseases, e.g. scarlet fever, being reported in school. 
 
 
Covid:  On 09/09/2020 Bristol City Council Health & Safety advisor assessed our risk assessment and premises.  We are pleased to report that we have been graded as COVID compliant.