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HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Hand washing

Please find below links to some useful tools for reinforcing the importance of hand washing and also respiratory hygiene.  It is produced by e-Bug and the resources area is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence about hygiene. Teachers have been using these resources since 27th February 2020 to teach children this important lesson.

The key message from the government is that regular handwashing is the most effective way of combatting the Corona virus. Children wash their hands after break, before snacks/lunch, after toilet trips and after PE lessons. Salisbury schools are meeting on Thursday 5th March to review this as the government continues to give further guidance to schools.

Key sections that may be useful are:

15.1 KS1: Horrid Hands and Super Sneezes

Horrid Hands

Super Sneezes

15.2 KS2: Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Hygiene

Hand Hygiene

Respiratory Hygiene

15.3 KS3: Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Hygiene

Hand Hygiene

Respiratory hygiene

Childhood immunisations

Public Health England is reminding parents and carers that childhood immunisations are continuing through the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.  Parents have been urged to keep GP appointments for routine jabs during the coronavirus crisis and to make sure routine childhood immunisations - which offer protection from a range of serious and sometimes life-threatening infections, including measles and meningitis - are started and completed on time.

While preventing the spread of Covid-19 and protecting those who are most vulnerable is a public health priority, it is very important to maintain good vaccine uptake and coverage of immunisations.

The childhood immunisation programme protects against diseases including whooping cough, measles, meningitis and pneumonia.

Surgeries are still offering vaccination appointment for children and parents are urged to make sure they keep appointments or book new ones if needed,  in order to give children the best protection against a range of serious and sometimes life-threatening infections.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/

Sanitary Provisions

The Department for Education has deemed that all learners in schools should be able to access period products if they need them. This may include, for example, where learners: have forgotten their products, cannot afford products or have come on their period unexpectedly. Please make your child aware that the school has provisions available should they require them. They can discreetly ask their teacher, TA or office staff and we will be happy to provide items as needed.