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My child has a weak immune system due to a pre-existing condition what should I do?


If you are concerned, you should seek specific advice regarding your child, via a medical professional and keep the school updated on any advice received so that we are best able to support them.


General advice so far is that the best way for anyone to protect themselves is to practice good hygiene as below, through:

  • washing your hands often - with soap and water, (for at least 20 seconds or while singing happy birthday twice).This is particularly important after taking public transport
  • covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
  • people who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend work or any education or childcare setting
  • pupils, students, staff and visitors should wash their hands:
  • before leaving home
  • on arrival at school
  • after using the toilet
  • after breaks and sporting activities
  • before food preparation
  • before eating any food, including snacks
  • before leaving school
  • use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces


If you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environments.