Infectious Illnesses Letter

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We would like to ask for your co-operation in an important matter.

One of the children in our school community is currently receiving medical treatment which puts them at serious risk if they are exposed to infectious illnesses, in particular: chicken-pox, measles, mumps or shingles.

For chicken-pox, shingles and measles a special protective injection is available for this child, however, it is only effective if given within 72 hours of exposure, and only lasts for one month.

If your child is suspected of having one of these illnesses it is very important that they do not attend school. It is also important that while your child is unwell they remain at home until they are no longer contagious.

If your child has chicken-pox, measles, mumps or shingles or suspected of having an infectious illness please contact the school immediately.

As a school community we value your support in relation to the wellbeing of all our students.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions.

With Many Thanks