EzeeSport Children's Health Policy

First Aid, Illnesses, Infection Control & Accidents

 At EzeeSport we will promote the good health, including oral health of the children that we look after. We will deal promptly and effectively with any illnesses, accidents or injuries that occur while children are in our care. We take all practical steps to keep staff and children safe by taking appropriate action if children are ill or infectious. This keeps children and staff safe from communicable diseases.

All parents or carers must complete the Medical Form when their child attends our holiday camp provision, requesting permission for emergency medical treatment for their child in the event of a serious accident or illness. Where a club takes place at a school, the club will follow the first aid procedures of that school/venue.

We will record any accidents or illnesses, together with any treatment given, on an Incident Record or Accident Record sheet as appropriate, which the parent or carer will be asked to sign when they collect the child.

EzeeSport cannot accept children who are very ill or infectious. If any children are showing signs of being very ill when they first arrive at the Club we will immediately notify their parents or carers to come and collect them. Any children who have been ill or infectious should not return to the Club until they have fully recovered, or until after the minimum exclusion period has expired (see table at the end of this policy).

First aid

At EzeeSport all Lead Coaches must have a current first aid certificate and have attended a 12 hour first aid course, which complies with the requirements of Annex A of the EYFS. This training will be renewed every three years.

The coach will always have a basic first aid it in their coaching bags at all times as well as be award of the location for the first aid kit at the venue where they are coaching. The first aid kit needs to be checked and replenished on a regular basis.

Procedure for a minor injury or illness

The first aider at the session will decide upon the appropriate action to take if a child becomes ill or suffers a minor injury.

  • If a child becomes ill during a session, the parent or carer will be asked to collect the child as soon as possible. The child will be kept comfortable and will be closely supervised while awaiting collection.
  • If a child complains of illness which does not impair their overall wellbeing, the child will be monitored for the rest of the session and the parent or carer will be notified when the child is collected.
  • If a child suffers a minor injury, first aid will be administered and the child will be monitored for the remainder of the session. If necessary, the child’s parent will be asked to collect the child as soon as possible.

Procedure for a major injury or serious illness

In the event of a child becoming seriously ill or suffering a major injury, the first aider at the session will decide whether the child needs to go straight to hospital or whether it is safe to wait for their parent or carer to arrive.

  • If the child needs to go straight to hospital, we will call an ambulance and a member of staff will go to the hospital with the child.
  • We will contact the child’s parents or carers with all urgency, and if they are unavailable we will call the other emergency contacts that we have on file for the child.
  • After a major incident the manager and staff will review the events and consider whether any changes need to be made to the Club’s policies or procedures.
  • We will notify HSE under RIDDOR in the case of a death or major injury on the premises (eg broken limb, amputation, dislocation, etc – see the HSE website for a full list of reportable injuries).

Infection Control

Hand hygiene is one of the most important ways of controlling the spread of infections, especially those that children are especially susceptible to. We will ensure access to soap, warm water and paper towels are available at all times. In the case where this is not possible, alcohol hand gel can be used on hands that are not visibly dirty.

All children will be reminded to clean their hands after using the toilet, before eating and handling food and at other times necessary (such as messy activities or if animals are present).

will take advice of the UKHSA health protection team should any outbreak of infection at our setting be noted.


EzeeSport follows the advice set out in the UK Government guidance ‘Health Protection in Children and Young People settings’ on the prevention of infection.


Communicable diseases and conditions

If a case of head lice is found at the Club, the child’s parents or carers will be discreetly informed when they collect the child. Other parents will be warned to check their own children for head lice, but care will be taken not to identify the child affected.

If an infectious or communicable disease is detected on the Club’s premises, we will inform parents and carers as soon as possible.

If there is an outbreak of a notifiable disease at the Club, we will inform the local health protection unit, HSE under RIDDOR (if appropriate), and Ofsted.

Useful contacts

Ofsted: 0300 123 1231

RIDDOR Incident Contact Unit: 0845 300 99 23 

Written in accordance with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2024): Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements: Paediatric First Aid, (3.30) Health (3.52, 3.53), Safety and suitability of premises environment and equipment (3.63, 3.64),


Minimum exclusion periods for infectious conditions and diseases


Exclusion period

Chicken Pox

At least 5 days from onset of rash and until all blisters have crusted over

Cold Sores

None. Avoid contact with sores



Covid-19 and other respiratory infections

Should not attend if displaying a high temperature and are unwell. Those who test positive for Covid-19 should not attend the setting for 3 days after the day of the test


Exclusion always essential; consult local Health Protection Team

Diarrhoea and Vomiting

48 hours after last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting

Flu (influenza) or similar

Until recovered

Glandular Fever


Gastro-enteritis, E. Coli, Food Poisoning, Salmonella and Dysentery

48 hours after last episode of diarrhoea – further exclusion may be required for some children

Hand, Foot and Mouth disease


Head Lice


Hepatitis A*

Until 7 days after onset of jaundice

Hepatitis B* and C*


High temperature

24 hours




Until lesions are crusted and healed, or 48 hours after starting antibiotic treatment


Until recovered


4 days from onset of rash and well enough


Until recovered


5 days from onset of swollen glands

Pertussis* (Whooping cough)

5 days from commencing antibiotic treatment or 21 days from the onset if antibiotics not given


Exclusion not usually required

Rubella* (German Measles)

4 days from onset of rash


Until first treatment has been given

Scarlet fever*

24 hours after starting antibiotic treatment

Slapped Check, Fifth Disease/Parvovirus

None (once rash has developed)






Consult local Health Protection Team

Typhoid*, Paratyphoid*

48 hours after last episode of diarrhoea – further exclusion may be required for some children

Warts (including Verruca)

None. Verruca sufferers should keep feet covered


* Denotes a notifiable disease.


If in any doubt contact local health services for further information.