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Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Winter infections in children – guidance for parents/guardians

Dear parent/guardian

This letter is to advise you that a diarrhoea and vomiting illness, which is present in the community at this time of year, is currently circulating at the school. We are following advice from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) West Midlands, on managing the outbreak, including increasing cleaning throughout the school.

We would be very grateful for your support in helping us reduce the spread of the infection. If your child has symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting, please keep them at home until 48 hours after symptoms have ended, and they are feeling better. During this time, they should not mix with other children outside the home or visit local venues.

Norovirus is commonly known as the ‘winter vomiting disease’ and often occurs in the community and in schools and nurseries at this time of the year.

The attached information leaflet from the UKHSA provides some useful information.

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