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DD going to school whilst still +ive

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PeanutButterCrumpets · 04/10/2022 12:59

DD tested positive on Saturday, so did I. School are following 3-day govt guidance rule and said she can return on Wed if she has no fever. She's in reception. Today is Tuesday and she's still testing strongly and coughing and spluttering with a very runny nose but otherwise happy. It feels morally wrong to send her in tomorrow when I know she's still contagious. Is anyone else stretching it out longer despite Govt guidance?

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CardiffMam · 04/10/2022 13:01

I would tell the school she has a fever. Her teacher won't thank you if you send her in.

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Mrsjayy · 04/10/2022 13:02

If she still isn't well keep her off till she is feeling better regardless of the 3 day rule.

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HappyHamsters · 04/10/2022 13:02

I wouldnt send her in with a runny nose and coughing

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PeanutButterCrumpets · 04/10/2022 13:05

Right, with a cough and runny nose she's literally leaking covid everywhere she goes. I'm going to say she's regressed and not fit to return yet.

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Chewbecca · 04/10/2022 13:07

Surely they mean she can’t return before three days, not that she must return after three days.

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krisskrosses · 04/10/2022 13:13

Chewbecca · 04/10/2022 13:07

Surely they mean she can’t return before three days, not that she must return after three days.

This.

Obviously, use your judgement. If she's testing positive and coughing, then her cough is going to spread the virus. It's common sense. Don't send her in.

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BattenburgDonkey · 04/10/2022 13:14

If she’s got a cough and runny nose then she’s poorly, so just don’t send her in. Forget government guidance, she’s your child so what you think is best.

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WeepingSomnambulist · 04/10/2022 13:18

She sounds unwell. If she is ill then she cant go in. The guidance doesn't mean that she must be back after 3 days when if she iis clearly unwell and needs to be resting.

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Starlightstarbright1 · 04/10/2022 13:24

The mesage we got from school was they can return after 3 days if well enough .. she doesn't sound well enough to go back, especially in reception where they are in close contact all day.

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Mamansparkles · 04/10/2022 13:26

The guidance is 3 days if no longer showing symptoms.

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Mamadothehump · 04/10/2022 14:02

Surely if she's clearly unwell you don't send her in. Covid or no covid.

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Hanleys · 04/10/2022 14:02

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RainStalksMyWashing · 04/10/2022 14:54

Thanks OP and I wish her better.

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PerfectlyPreservedQuagaarWarrior · 04/10/2022 17:09

She doesn't actually sound well. Even if this weren't covid I'd be worried sending her in would tire her out.

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PeanutButterCrumpets · 04/10/2022 20:38

Mamansparkles · 04/10/2022 13:26

The guidance is 3 days if no longer showing symptoms.

That's the key part I think I forgot to consider: "Not showing symptoms" after 3 days. Teachers can't be expected to wipe DD's covid-ey nose. I do gather however that if she remains positive on Monday but with no more cough or runny nose, she can go in regardless of test result.

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PeanutButterCrumpets · 04/10/2022 20:38

RainStalksMyWashing · 04/10/2022 14:54

Thanks OP and I wish her better.

Thanks so much @RainStalksMyWashing

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