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RESPIRATORY ILLNESS

As you are aware, we have had a number of children who have been unwell as a result of respiratory illness. The main symptoms being reported include:

– fever

– cough

– sore throat

– muscle aches

– sore tummy

– cold/flu like symptoms

– headache

We would advise parents to take note of the following advice from NHS.

In the home the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness can be reduced by:

Regular hand washing with liquid soap and running water

• Covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing

• Using a disposable paper tissue, disposed of immediately after use.

• You can teach your child to sneeze into the ‘crook’ of their arm rather than their hands, if they don’t have a tissue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQINuSTP1jI

Good general cleaning of surface that everyone touches often e.g. TV remote, light switches, door handles, toilet flushes and tap heads.

• https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/common-cold

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/flu

CHILDREN SHOULD NOT RETURN TO SCHOOL UNTIL COMPLETELY WELL AND 48 HOURS AFTER THE SYMPTOMS HAVE CEASED.