Wood Farm Primary School

Scarlet Fever

The UK Health Security Agency has issued some further advice to Parents and Carers about the recent national increase in Scarlet Fever cases in children:

If you think you, or your child, might have scarlet fever:

  • contact your GP or NHS 111 as soon as possible
  • make sure that you or your child take(s) the full course of any antibiotics if prescribed. Although you or your child will feel better soon after starting the course of antibiotics, you must complete the course to ensure that you do not carry the bacteria in your throat after you have recovered
  • stay at home, away from nursery, school or work until at least 24 hours after starting the antibiotic treatment, to avoid spreading the infection

Click below for the full letter:

Information Letter about Increased Incidence Of Scarlet Fever 8th December
Link to the 'Healthier Together' website