Advice re Hayfever Medication in Schools

As we head into the summer months, there is currently an increase in the number of people suffering from Hay Fever.

Schools should please encourage staff and parents to please collect Hay Fever medication from their local pharmacy should themselves or their children be suffering with Hay Fever, there is no need to see a GP.

In addition to this, non-prescription over the counter (OTC) medicines, such as antihistamines, do not need a prescription, signature or authorisation in order for a school or early years setting to give them. Medicine (both prescription and non-prescription) must only be administered to a child under 16 where written permission for that particular medicine has been obtained from the child’s parent or carer.

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