Winter Illnesses

Winter is upon us, and with it comes the usual illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, and occasionally tummy bugs.  In view of this, we would like to share with you the latest advice from the NHS.
Key advice for parents and carers

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 off 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 symptoms have ceased.

Of course, we are not suggesting you keep your child off school simply because they have a runny nose or a slight cough, but if your child is very unwell, then please keep them at home until they are recovered.  If you would like to send in a box of tissues for your child to have in the classroom, please do so.

Let’s all stay healthy and enjoy the Christmas holidays when they come!