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Health advice 19.11.19

There is a large amount of illness in school presenting as high temperatures, coughs & sickness, however we do also have three confirmed cases of scarlet fever.

If you suspect your child has scarlet fever please see your GP immediately. Children diagnosed with scarlet fever will be prescribed antibiotics and should follow medical advice before returning to school.


We have contacted the School Nursing team & Public Health, England for advice.

HPA leaflet available at the school office upon request, or visit NHS Choices here.

If your child is absent you must contact school on the first day of absence to let us know the reason. Send a letter with your child on return to school confirming why they were absent.

Good hygiene practice is essential to minimise the spreading of infection.

  • Cleaning - we have supplemented our environmental cleaning with a regular deep clean of surfaces, door handles, taps, etc 
  • Coughing and sneezing easily spread infections. Children and adults should be encouraged to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue. Wash hands after using or disposing of tissues. Spitting should be discouraged.
  • Handwashing is one of the most important ways of controlling the spread of infections, especially those that cause diarrhoea and vomiting, and respiratory disease. The recommended method is the use of liquid soap, warm water and paper towels. Always wash hands after using the toilet, before eating or handling food, and after handling animals. Cover all cuts and abrasions with waterproof dressings.


Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require further advice or support.

L Thelwell