Our Trust is working with Public Health in the local authority to ensure that schools are kept up to date with any developments regarding Group A Streptococcus (known as Strep-A). Parents may well want to also read the official advice that can be found here and the letter from Public Health that we have sent to parents is here. Remember that if your child is diagnosed with Scarlet Fever they must not come into school until 24 hours after they have started a course of antibiotics, and even then only if they feel well.
Should I keep my child off school? This poster should help:
Parents and carers should also know that, if your child is diagnosed with Scarlet Fever, we will need the following information from you:
- When was scarlet fever diagnosed?
- Was it diagnosed by a swab test, or by a medical professional based on the symptoms? Or have antibiotics been prescribed as a precaution?
- When was the diagnosis made?
- At what date and time did the course of antibiotics start
We will also need to be made aware of any cases of chicken pox or flu, as having either of these at the same time as Scarlet Fever can lead to more serious illness.