Chickenpox

9th September 2015

Dear Parents/Carers

We have had cases of ‘Chicken Pox’. This virus causes an itchy rash starting with flat red spots which become raised and filled with fluid.  It usually begins with a fever and is spread from person to person and the fluid inside the spots is infectious.

Chickenpox is infectious during its early stages from 1 – 2 days before until 5 days after spots first appear.  Children can return to school 5 days from onset of the rash.

Pregnant women please contact your GP.

We would like to raise awareness of this virus.

Should you have any concerns or questions please contact your GP or the school office.

 

School Office