Anaphylaxis Procedures for Schools has been developed to assist school staff to support students at risk of an anaphylactic reaction.
Implementation of the procedures is mandatory for government schools and their preschools.
The procedures outlines the steps schools need to follow to manage the needs of students who have been diagnosed as being at risk of a severe allergic reaction. They recommend a case by case approach which is responsive to the needs of the individual student within the context of the particular school.
Peanuts, tree nuts or nut products must not be used in any way in teaching and learning activities, including as rewards or treats. The Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management within the Curriculum P-12 Procedures (PDF 532kB) apply to all curriculum and extracurricular activities and are designed to assist all teachers when planning activities which may involve students in the preparation and/or sharing of food, to protect the health and safety of students and to implement requirements of the Anaphyalxis Procedures for Schools.
Where allergies are identified the Anaphylaxis Procedures for Schools (PDF 1.8MB) outline action steps that are required. The procedures include two main sections:
- Information and actions schools undertake to support and manage the needs of students identifying with allergies and anaphylaxis
- Forms and letters for use by schools to support them undertake the action steps (Appendices 1-13).
The procedures should be read in conjunction with information on the public schools student health website, associated anaphylaxis pages and the Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management within the Curriculum P-12 Procedures (PDF 532kB).