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Has anyone had a child with a cold lately? Did you wait until all symptoms were gone? Or did they still have a little sniffle and a little cough? These times are very confusing! 😣🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️


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1 year ago
Omg the million dollar question 🤯🤯🤯
My kids had a cold after lockdown, stayed home for 5 days, another was coughing- could very well have gone and done a full day of school but was sent home. Look he probably swallowed his sandwich the wrong way, most definitely didn’t warrant a full day off. I work from home so supervision isn’t a issue but I do worry about their absent records.

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1 year ago
^ same as our family. We ended up getting tested just in case. Negative

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1 year ago
Could very well have swallowed a sandwich wrong? Your other kid was sick, if your child was sent home I’m pretty sure that was not the case and it did warrant a full day..but ok.

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1 year ago
Why are you worried about absent records?

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1 year ago
Why do people like to just argue for the sake of it. Life isn’t that hard, why can’t we just let live 😬

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1 year ago
Not the op to this but absentees affect things like School entry applications ( if you want to move to a school with a specialist program for example), scholarship applications and even job applications. My friends son was told he didn’t get an after school job because his absentee numbers from school showed he’d be unreliable for work. My kids all received a scholarship to highschool and it was mentioned their 100% attendance record showed they were dedicated to their studies.

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1 year ago
Did your kids have 100% attendance all throughout primary school, to get the mention when applying for high school? Amazing achievement, I can so relate to this as I’ve always been very conscientious. I even got awarded a return trip to Paris at a sales job I had for 100% attendance 🤩

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1 year ago
Just wondering.... those who say their schools are saying stay home with runny nose, what state are you in? If you’re in Victoria I’d understand the over reaction. But WA, SA, we don’t have COVID 19 running rampant.

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1 year ago
Vic school say if u have cold symptoms stay home

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1 year ago
I'm in ACT. It's going to be an annoying winter, but it is what it is.

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1 year ago
My daycare said as long as a runny nose is clear without other symptoms then children are fine to attend.
For example, runny (clear) nose and no other symptoms ✅
Runny nose and cough/sneeze ❌

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1 year ago
That makes perfect sense. Wish schools were the same.

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1 year ago
My highschool kids are home sick today. They have a headache and runny nose. Nothing a panadol and a tissue won’t fix but we are told to stay home if we are sick. It’s winter, people are going to have colds. I’m worried about how much time off they’ll need if they keep passing it back and forth through the family.

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1 year ago
But then you rather them pass it to friends and their family?

My daughter had a runny nose and congested. I kept her home because of COVID guidelines at school. I got sick after her. Better me and her at home then friends who passes it to multiple families.

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1 year ago
Can you not read? I did keep them home. But they’re going to miss a lot of school considering it’s winter and most people get colds in winter. Shouldn’t have to keep them home if they are at the end of the cold, feeling well, but just have to wipe their noses every now and then. As long as they have good hygiene everyone will be ok. I’m keeping them home because that is the school policy at the moment. Wasn’t school policy last winter.

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1 year ago
I don’t disagree with your frustration, but grown adults can’t even keep their hygiene up... kids with sniffles, is a problem. They are allowed to go to school and be in close proximity And in return- unwell kids with any symptoms must stay home. Whilst outside a school -that proximity is not allowed and those special rules do not apply...social distancing is still enforced. Your child may get the sniffles, but the teacher/other children when getting sick after they come into contact, may have a more serious reaction and have to spend another week off school. Ofcourse last winter it was different, that comment is silly., I feel reading this comment that the government has not done a good job explaining their reasoning.. if sniffles were allowed imagine how quickly community transmission can go around unnoticed.. I get your frustration but I’m a teacher and I have got sick from these kids and it’s not cool

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1 year ago
It’s not a silly comment....sniffles have only become a probem since COVID. Any other year it’s been perfectly fine to send your kid to school with a sniffle. That’s why 10 tissue boxes per kid is always on the booklist. It’s a cold. It’s not COVID. My 17 year old kid knows how to wipe his nose and dispose of a tissue. If you’re so concerned as a teacher, follow your own basic hygiene rules. My kid shouldn’t have to miss an exam because he’s at the very end of a cold with an occasional sniffle.

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1 year ago
My child was sent home for still having a tiny bit of a runny nose at the end of a cold.

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1 year ago
It’s so frustrating. My kid is missing important days in year 12 because of a sniffle. He’s well. He’s at the end of the cold. That sniffle could last for another week. Meanwhile he’s missing end of semester exams.

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1 year ago
At our preschool they have been very clear that you are to keep your kids home if they have any signs of illness, including a runny nose.

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1 year ago
One of my kids same home with a cold last week. He had a few days off. My daughters have also had a few days off this week.
The school isn’t sending kids with cold / flu symptoms home.

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1 year ago
I keep my kids home when they have the sniffles anyway, virus or no virus. It's just a precaution should it be something else and we don't want to pass these things on

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1 year ago
Same here.

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1 year ago
We stayed home, spoke to our doctor to get clearance. He wouldn’t see her, gave her referral for corona test. She tested negative ( day later), doctor saw her few days later to give her clearance for school. That was couple weeks ago. He said, he sends everyone even with mild symptoms for testing and children should stay home even with mild symptoms. I always keep my kids home sick anyway. I am in minority at school ( pre virus). She was off for a week. Her teacher once told she had sniffles implied she should be tested. We are in Qld

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1 year ago
My daughter had a slight cold a few weeks ago. She felt fine other than a runny nose and a cough but the school was clear, if your child has a runny nose or a cough Or a sore throat or any cold symptoms at all, keep them home. So she had the week off.

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1 year ago
Same. I work at a prestigious school and I was not happy to see some parents sending their kids to school who had sore throats and sneezing, from now on our headmaster said we are to send all children home. My children took 1.5weeks off school and then I go sick from one of those kids and it wiped my other kids out- I was hand sanitising like crazy but I am in a very enclosed space one on one. Please keep your child home