There will be information included here to help you with your child's health, there is information in PDF format for downloading at the bottom of the page.
Tummy bugs, sickness and flu can spread very easily at this time of year. But there is much we can all do to stay well.
Dr Louise Smith, Director of Public Health for NHS Norfolk and Waveney says:
“We urge parents of children who fall ill with sickness and diarrhoea to ensure their children do not return to school until 48 hours after they were last sick or had diarrhoea. We understand entirely how difficult this can be for families, with the pressures of work and issues of childcare to juggle. However, it is probably right to say a child who is sick might well have caught the illness from someone who was sent back to school before the infectious period had passed. Our aim, with this advice, is to prevent illness spreading within schools and causing more families distress.”
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
- A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
What to do if you have symptoms
If you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, even if they're mild:
- Get a PCR test (test that is sent to a lab) to check if you have COVID-19 as soon as possible.
- Stay at home and do not have visitors (self-isolate) until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.
Other Common Health Issues
For more information please visit the NHS website.
For more information on how to spot & treat nits click here.
For more information on thread worm click here.