Illness - Useful Information

Illness - Useful Information

Please Note - we operate a 48 hour rule regarding raised temperature, sickness and diarrhea - we ask that you keep your child at home for 48 hours after the temperature has gone down or the last bout of sickness or diarrhea. Temperatures are usually a sign that your child has an infection and many childhood illnesses do not present themselves immediately. In children so young I am sure you appreciate how quickly these illnesses can spread in a school environment.

Temperature information available here. One of the first signs of Chicken Pox is a high temperature, normally before the spots appear. For more information on Chicken Pox click the link here. I have also included information relating to Scarlet Fever here, but if you have any concerns about your child’s health please seek medical advice.


Health Protection – Who to Call and Why

Due to recent reports of a rise in cases of measles and scarlet fever and flu outbreaks in several education settings, it is important you know what to do and who to call.

If a member of staff or pupil has a communicable or infectious disease (such as meningitis, measles, whooping cough, tuberculosis etc.) or you receive a report from a parent of a suspected case, it is important to alert the local Health Protection team so that they can investigate and support you. Call 0300 303 8162 Option 1, Option 2. This is a 24 hour service.

Please also take some time to read the following guidance and ensure that school staff are aware of the important of relaying information quickly to school/setting leaders if cases are reported to them.