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    I'm very confused too Mouse xx

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    No even if their parent shows symptoms child can still come. Family isolation for 14 days is in the next phase. I’ve spent the evening writing a letter to parents , it’s quite blunt...a fever is still a fever even if masked by calpol!

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    I suspect the advice will continue to evolve over the next few days/weeks/months.

    I imagine we are all the same - checking the headlines as soon as we wake up each morning for the latest figures.

    I do actually feel very sad for older people who live by themselves. My mum was telling me last night on the phone that my brothers have been telling her to stay in apparently. She is in her 80s and goes to a couple of local pubs most nights. She said she gets depressed and lonely if she stays in. It would actually do her good to stay in to be honest, but no one wants anyone to be lonely either.

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    Offical advice here

    COVID-19: stay at home guidance - GOV.UK

    2 members of staff were sent home from ds's place of work i told him to consider a tent in the garden
    When someone tells you nothing is impossible, tell them to go slam a revolving door

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    The children here have had coughs on and off and colds since around October also . Yesterday one was up the night before coughing a lot so wasn’t sent to pre school but was fine to come to me yesterday

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    I took temperatures yesterday I’m ashamed to say.

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    i don't have a thermometer ... DS had convulsions as a baby and my Dr said i didn't need to know his exact temp every second of the day, i would know when he was hot, and that would be enough.
    i've always followed that advice. now i'm starting to wonder if i should get one.

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    Yes, loocyloo, I used to get a bit obsessive taking DD's temp whenever she was ill.

    I need new ear covers for my thermometer - but I got it years ago from Mothercare, so I can't get the ear covers anymore. I ordered some different ones last night and just hope they are generic enough for my thermometer.

    I saw a great list yesterday on another site which had 10 things that we would need, instead of loo roll, if we really get corona virus. One of them was a thermometer. Another one was nurofen for both adults and kids. Another was a clay pipe - I've never heard of one of those...

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    The guidance is flaky.
    Its only the person with symptoms who has to self isolate but it says they need to stay in their own room and no visitors
    When someone tells you nothing is impossible, tell them to go slam a revolving door

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    Since emailing all my parents to pass on 7 day advice. I've just had one parent ring to say their child has a cold and no temp, and school said she was fine to go yesterday! What did I think? I said I didn't know but all I could do was follow the advice given!

    Luckily don't have this child until next week!

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    When someone tells you nothing is impossible, tell them to go slam a revolving door

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maza View Post
    Yes, loocyloo, I used to get a bit obsessive taking DD's temp whenever she was ill.

    I need new ear covers for my thermometer - but I got it years ago from Mothercare, so I can't get the ear covers anymore. I ordered some different ones last night and just hope they are generic enough for my thermometer.

    I saw a great list yesterday on another site which had 10 things that we would need, instead of loo roll, if we really get corona virus. One of them was a thermometer. Another one was nurofen for both adults and kids. Another was a clay pipe - I've never heard of one of those...
    Silly me, I meant salt pipe!

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    I wondered if I should be buying a thermometer, as I don’t have one, but they seem to be out of stock everywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    I wondered if I should be buying a thermometer, as I don’t have one, but they seem to be out of stock everywhere
    found plenty on amazon this morning! yes, i gave in, and after almost 17 years ... I'm going to own a thermometer! I'm planning on keeping it by the front door, and hopefully the thought that i might test and refuse child will work!

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    I never had a thermometer for my own children adults now. Don’t know why I got one?

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    I charge if the parent foesnt send the child and dont charge if I cant have the child. What do I do? So if i cant mind due to being told to close do I charge the parents or not or charge half fee? I am part time before and after school only

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starr870 View Post
    I charge if the parent foesnt send the child and dont charge if I cant have the child. What do I do? So if i cant mind due to being told to close do I charge the parents or not or charge half fee? I am part time before and after school only
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starr870 View Post
    I charge if the parent foesnt send the child and dont charge if I cant have the child. What do I do? So if i cant mind due to being told to close do I charge the parents or not or charge half fee? I am part time before and after school only
    It's a tough decision to make.

    I'm charging if I'm open and not charging if I'm closed. If I'm told to close I won't charge...and will keep my fingers crossed that it's not for too long!

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    Anyone know of any childminders or nurseries that are shutting their doors due to Coronavirus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumofone View Post
    Anyone know of any childminders or nurseries that are shutting their doors due to Coronavirus?
    There have been a few playgroups and toddler groups that have closed locally, but I don't know of any childminders or nurseries yet.

 

 
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