Is my child too ill for school?

When your child is unwell, it can be hard deciding whether to keep them off school. These simple guidelines should help.

Not every illness needs to keep your child from school. If you keep your child away from school, be sure to inform the school on the first day of their absence.

Use common sense when deciding whether or not your child is too ill to attend school. Ask yourself the following questions.

  • Is my child well enough to do the activities of the school day? If not, keep your child at home
  • Does my child have a condition that could be passed on to other children or school staff? If so, keep your child at home
  • Would I take a day off work if I had this condition? If so, keep your child at home.

Last modified: Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 4:33 PM