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Illnesses

9th December 2019

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers  

                                   

We have had various illnesses confirmed in school:

 

Scarlet Fever

 

We have had confirmed cases of ‘Scarlet Fever’. The symptoms can be a scarlet-colored rash and the infection usually develops one to four days after a person is infected. Scarlet fever tends to follow a sore throat or a skin infection (called impetigo).

 

Symptoms rarely last for more than 24 hours after commencing antibiotic treatment. There is no exclusion from school once it is treated by antibiotics.

 

If your child is affected, please keep them off school.  They should not return until after they have had antibiotics and 24 hours has passed. 

 

Strep Throat

 

Strep throat is an infection caused by a type of bacteria (group A streptococcus). Strep bacteria cause almost a third of all sore throats. Strep throat usually needs treatment with antibiotics. Most children can go back to school when they've taken antibiotics for at least 24 hours and no longer have a fever.

 

Chicken Pox

 

We have had a case 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 sports first appear.  Children can return to school 5 days from onset of the rash.

Pregnant women please contact your GP.

 

Sickness and Diarrhoea

 

Across the school, several of the children have been poorly due to sickness and/or diarrhoea. Please can we request that if your child is feeling unwell or has sickness and/or diarrhoea that they remain off school.

 

Children should not return to school for 48 hours from the last episode of sickness and/or diarrhoea to ensure they do not spread the bug to other children and adults.

 

Thank you for your understanding and support

 

With any case of illness, we ask that you contact the school office to advise us of the absence and the reason for it. This can be done via telephone or sending a message on MyEd.

 

Please consult a GP for advice and diagnosis of any illness.

 

Thank you for your understanding and support.

 

School Office.

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