At the beginning of March, we received information that there has been an increase in scarlet fever notifications in 2018.
As you will be aware, we have had a number of cases of 'Slapped cheek' and rashes in school - in the whole, these have been diagnosed as viral infections.
However, I believe that we have now had one case of scarlet fever. If your child does have a rash and you are unsure, we do advise that you take them to your local GP as a precautionary measure. Antibiotic treatment is recommended for affected children and they can return to school 24 hours after commencing the appropriate antibiotic treatment.
Many thanks and enjoy your weekend.