5. Coronavirus Advice and Children Poorly/Unwell Policy/Procedure for Parents and Staff


Parent’s advice:


What should I do if my child is displaying coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms?



If your child becomes unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste of smell (anosmia), they must stay at home and you should follow the COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection guidance. Click here to view the UK government guidance link.



If your child becomes unwell while at a setting, the Sporting Dreams staff will call you immediately to come and collect them. While your child is awaiting collection they will be kept separately from others by a distance of at least 2 metres, ideally in a well-ventilated room with appropriate adult supervision. When you collect your child you should take them straight home; do not visit the GP, pharmacy, urgent care centre or a hospital. In an emergency, call 999 if they are seriously ill or injured or their life is at risk.



Your child should then self-isolate for 7 days and you should arrange a test for them as soon as possible to see if they have coronavirus (COVID-19). You can do this by visiting NHS.UK or contact NHS 119 via telephone if you do not have internet access. You and other fellow household members should self-isolate for 14 days.



Staff Procedures:

Showing symptoms of coronavirus whilst on the camp policy:



What should staff do if they think a child has the coronavirus?



Staff will monitor children throughout the day and will observe any changes in their health and behavior. If a child has a continuous cough they should be made comfortable and be seated in a shaded area at least 2meters away from any other individuals and given their bottle of water, staff should encourage the child to drink lots of water.



Ideally place the child 10 to 15 meters away from others if outside on the playground or field. If indoors make sure the room windows and doors are open to keep it well ventilated and keep the child sat at least 2meters away from others. Ideally section off a corner of the room or have them seated with a screen /partition board up between them and the rest of the class.



When possible have the child seated just outside the room in an open / well ventilated space away from others. If it’s raining or poor weather then get the child seated on a chair in the porch way/entrance hall or exit point. Staff will make sure they can still see the child at all times and supervise them from their position. The child will be given their bottle of water to drink from and box of tissues to cough into if needed. Staff will call the parent immediately to come and collect them. Staff will then make a record and report it to their line manager.


What should staff do if a child becomes sick or looks unwell during the holiday club?


If a child looks or feels unwell, or a slight cough, staff will follow the same procedure as above and get the child seated 2meters away from others and staff may also check the temperature of the child with the permission of the parent with the No Touch Forehead Thermometer (Tommee Tippee).



Staff will note the temperature and inform the parent when collected. Staff will be aware of the following guidance of what is a high temperature.


A normal temperature in babies and children is about 36.4C, but this can vary slightly from child to child. A high temperature is 38C or more.


Staff will then make a record and report it to their line manager.


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