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Illness Update

29 March 2017 (by admin)

We have had a large number of pupils in school with sickness/diarrhoea bugs, slapped cheek, scarlet fever and hand, foot and mouth. Please can I urge you to use common sense when deciding whether or not your child is fit to attend school.

NHS guidelines are as follows: Children with diarrhoea/vomiting should be kept off school until 48 hours after their symptoms have gone. We will be asking our cleaning company to carry out a deep clean of the carpets during the Easter holidays and we will be encouraging all children to practice good hygiene. It's not always possible to avoid getting sickness bugs, but these are the things that the school does to try and reduce the transmission of illness. We follow the advice that the NHS give to schools: • Stay away from school for 48 hours after the symptoms have passed. • We teach children to wash their hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water, particularly after using the toilet and before preparing food. • We use sanitising powder on any bodily discharge. • We wash surface and objects which might be contaminated with hot water. • All toilets are thoroughly cleaned every day. • Practice good food hygiene.