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Back to school advice issued amid high levels of flu, Covid and scarlet fever

Back to school advice issued amid high levels of flu, Covid and scarlet fever

High levels of flu, Covid and scarlet fever are expected to continue in the coming weeks and the UK Health Security Agency has issued advice to help protect children and minimise the spread of illnesses.

Advice includes keeping your child home if they have a fever, diarrhoea or vomiting; washing hands regularly with warm water and soap; using a tissue to catch coughs and sneezes and binning it before washing your hands; and making sure eligible children are vaccinated against flu.

Visit GOV.UK for more information and tips on how to manage winter illnesses.  
 

Page last updated Friday 6 January 2023