WHILST CHILDREN ARE IN OUR CARE - WE TAKE EVERY REASONABLE PRECAUTION TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF GERMS AND INFECTION.
Children are encouraged to:
- cover their mouth/nose when they cough/sneeze; then wash their hands afterwards.
- Wash their hands: before eating or preparing food; after using the toilet; after crafts/messy play; after contact with animals/nature.
- children are given their own pegs and flannels for their own personal use in the washroom, and paper towels to dry themselves.
- Hand sanitiser is used where access to hand washing facilities is unavailable.
All areas used by children or for the preparation of food, are cleaning are cleaned and disinfected regularly to help prevent the spread of germs and infection.
EXCLUSION FROM SCHOOL OR CHILDCARE
DUE TO ILLNESS OR INFECTION
Details of recommended exclusion periods can be found on the following website:
EBOLA VIRUS INFORMATION
SWINE FLU INFORMATION
the summer holidays approaching and the number of swine flu cases in
the region continuing to rise, I wanted to take this opportunity to
share with you the advice we have been given by the NHS and Health
Protection Agency about dealing with any cases of swine flu we may have
in the school/nursery in the future.
guidance has recently been updated so that school/nursery closures are
only likely now in exceptional circumstances, and preventative antiviral
drugs will no longer be routinely offered to large groups of
school/nursery pupils. As swine flu starts to circulate more freely in
the local community, these measures are no longer effective, as people
may be exposed the virus outside school/nursery, or as soon as they have
finished a course of drugs.
most likely advice we have been given is that children who have
symptoms of flu-like illness should stay away from school/nursery until
they have recovered and are free from symptoms. This is to avoid
spreading the infection as much as possible.
can check any symptoms online at www.nhs.uk or call the swine flu
information line on 0800 1 513 513. If you are still concerned, stay at
home and call your GP, who may suggest a course of anti-viral drug
treatment. This is designed to reduce the symptoms and help a quicker
If your doctor does advise anti-viral treatment for a child, please let the school/nursery know as soon as possible.
important to point out that the vast majority of people who have swine
flu make a quick recovery at home. However, you should do what you can
to prevent the infection from being spread to others by ensuring your
family take some simple precautions:
- Covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, using a tissue when possible.
- Disposing of dirty tissues promptly and carefully.
- Washing your hands frequently with soap and water to reduce the spread of the virus from your hands to your face or other people.
- Cleaning hard surfaces (such as door handles) frequently using a normal cleaning product.
- Making sure children follow this advice.