Health and Wellbeing
Chicken Pox Notification
A case of chicken pox has been reported. For further information, please see the NHS link.
Diarrhoea and vomiting (Norovirus) is generally a self-limiting illness probably caused by a virus, but it is very infectious.
The most usual symptom is vomiting. Some people may have diarrhoea and/or abdominal pain. Symptoms rarely last for more than 24 - 48 hours. The incubation period (time it takes for the illness to develop) is between 12 and 48 hours.
If your child is affected, please keep them away from the setting. They should not return until 48 hours after the diarrhoea and vomiting have stopped.
The virus is easily spread from person to person.
Good hygiene by everyone in the family reduces the risk. This means washing hands with soap and warm water after going to the toilet, and before preparing or eating food as a minimum. Please note that hand sanitiser / gel does not kill norovirus.
For more information on symptoms and management of diarrhoea and vomiting please see:
School Nurse & Other Useful Information
Public Health Exclusion periods for infectious diseases
'guidance refers to public health exclusions to indicate the time period an individual should not attend a setting to reduce the risk of transmission during the infectious stage. This is different to 'exclusion' as used in an educational sense'