Sickness in schools
School staff who are sick or have symptoms of illness and are unable to fully participate in regular activities, should stay home.
School staff who develop symptoms of illness at school and are unable to participate in regular activities will be supported to go home until their symptoms have improved or otherwise advised by a healthcare provider.
Precautions should be taken while the person is preparing to leave the school premises, including use of appropriate hand hygiene and cleaning/disinfection of surfaces soiled with bodily fluids. They may use a mask if they are experiencing respiratory symptoms.
Staff are encouraged to notify their school if an absence is due to illness.