Winter Illness advice

Following on from the Winter break the government has issued the latest guidance on minimising the spread of winter illness in education settings. 

Flu and coronavirus (COVID-19) are currently circulating at high levels and are likely to continue to increase in coming weeks. High numbers of scarlet fever, which is caused by group A streptococcus, also continue to be reported.

 – If your child is unwell and has a fever then they should stay at home until the fever has gone and they feel better.  


-Helping children to learn about the importance of good hand hygiene is also key, so practice regular handwashing at home with soap and warm water. Catching coughs and sneezes in tissues then binning them is another simple way to help stop illness from spreading.

-Adults should also try to stay home when unwell and if you do have to go out, wear a face covering. When unwell don’t visit healthcare settings or visit vulnerable people unless urgent.

-Remember that flu vaccination is still available for all eligible groups and is the best protection against the virus.

If your child is unwell and unable to attend school then please do ensure you report absence to the office on 01256 437 177.


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