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Sometimes you may be unsure as to whether your child is too unwell for school.


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 school after being treated. 


Visit the link below to help you decide what is best for your child.


If you are ever unsure about your child’s wellbeing, please talk to your local pharmacist, call the NHS helpline on 111, or contact your GP. 


Click here for NHS Guidance on Whether to Send Your Child to School: