IMPORTANT: If your child attending QI or anyone in your household has any symptoms consistent with the coronavirus, your child must stay at home. These are:
- high temperature
- new continuous cough (coughing a lot for over an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours)
- loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste
Please telephone us (023 92 268067) to report the presence of possible coronavirus symptoms in your household. If you are able to have your child or other family member tested, you will need to tell us the result of that test. The other members of the child’s group will need to stay at home and isolate for 10 days if the test result is positive.
If any child or adult in a classroom group (‘bubble’) presents at school with possible coronavirus symptoms, they will be isolated immediately and sent home. The other members of that bubble may also need to be sent home to self-isolate for 10 days or until a negative test result is confirmed for the person with symptoms.
If you are uncertain whether to send your child to school, please follow our FLOWCHART.
If your child is ill or injured during the school day
One of our first aid trained staff will assess any child who feels unwell or sustains an injury during the school day.
We will telephone you if we feel that your child should be at home or needs medical attention. It is therefore very important that we are informed of any changes to contact telephone numbers.
In the unlikely event that we should need to call an ambulance for your child, we will attempt to contact you immediately. If unsuccessful, we will accompany your child to hospital and maintain every effort to contact you.
If your child needs medication during school hours
DURING COVID, we ask that parents give any necessary medicine to their child(ren) BEFORE school. We are currently only able to administer medicine if it is urgent.
Should your child need medication during school hours, please complete an Administration of Medicines Consent Form, available from the office or to download:
Please note that we are unable to give Ibuprofen unless it has been prescribed by your GP. Medicines are administered daily at 11am. Inhalers are kept in classrooms and must be clearly marked with the child’s name. All other medicines must be handed to the school office for safekeeping.
School Nursing Service
The 0-19 public health nursing contract in Hampshire is currently held by the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (SHFT).
Vision Screening: The school nursing team will supply the school with a new parent letter and vision consent form for parents and carers of Year F children, prior to vision screening.
Hearing Screening: This is no longer part of the school entry assessment. Parents with any concerns are advised to access online guidance for information on what to look out for and when to see their GP:
National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP): This programme involving children in Year F and Year 6 is currently delayed until January 2021.
ChatHealth 5-19 is a text message advice line for parents of school-aged children in Hampshire. The service operates through a dedicated number - 07507 332417 - Monday to Thursday 9am - 4:30pm, and Friday 9am - 4pm.
School Age Immunisation Service
Flu immunisations are delivered annually to children within Hampshire schools, subject to parental consent.