As you may have seen in recent news reports, the NHS is under severe pressure this winter, due to the rise in cases of flu, Covid 19 and
Scarlet Fever. The current advice issued by the Chief Medical Adviser at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is that:
- Children remain at home if they have a fever and only return to school when the fever has gone, and they feel well.
- Children are helped to learn about the importance of hand-washing with soap and hot water. They are taught to catch coughs and sneezes in tissues and bin them immediately. The full advice can be found here.
In school, we will be ensuring that classrooms are well ventilated. We will remind children and staff about the importance of regular hand-washing and we will continue to provide hand sanitiser in classrooms and communal spaces.
If your child is unwell with a fever, please keep them at home until their fever has gone and they feel well enough to return to school.
If your child tests positive for Covid 19, please keep them at home for three full days after the day they have tested positive and ensure that they only return to school when they are well enough to do so.
We know that this is a challenging time for families when illnesses are around the home. Please inform the School Office if your child is unwell. Do speak to the School Office or staff at the school gates if you need further support.
NHS Guidance on Covid 19 and Scarlet Fever can be found in the links below:
Advice on the symptoms of Scarlet Fever
Current Covid 19 isolation guidance