Diarrhoea & Vomiting

There is an increase in the number of pupils at school with diarrhoea and vomiting consistent with symptoms of Norovirus.
Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, headache and fever. The condition usually resolves within 24 to 48 hours.
Norovirus is very infectious. If your child develops these symptoms and to prevent further cases in school we would ask you to keep your child at home for at least 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting (this is national guidance)
Encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. If you are concerned, please contact your GP or NHS Direct on 111.
In school we are ensuring all children displaying symptoms are collected from school. Good handwashing routines will be in place at all times and toilet areas will be given extra attention.
Please ensure your emergency contact details are up to date.
Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs D Batty