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Spurgeons Newsletter Spring 2023
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Working with Wiltshire Council Public Health team Wiltshire Council Healthy schools team have produced some new educational resources for in school and for parents and carers. Please click on the link below for a new leaflet on the risks and see the posters on the school site.
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This page provides you with information of activities and events in our area. It includes information from the local council, police and health providers. Please click on the links below to access the information.
Back to School Advice
Following simple steps can help protect children, minimise the spread of illness in education and childcare settings and protect wider communities.
Flu and coronavirus (COVID-19) are currently circulating at high levels and are likely to continue to increase in coming weeks. High numbers of scarlet fever, which is caused by group A streptococcus, also continue to be reported.
Professor Susan Hopkins, Chief Medical Adviser at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), said:
It’s important to minimise the spread of infection in schools and other education and childcare settings as much as possible. If your child is unwell and has a fever, they should stay home from school or nursery until they feel better and the fever has resolved.
Helping children to learn about the importance of good hand hygiene is also key, so practice regular handwashing at home with soap and warm water. Catching coughs and sneezes in tissues then binning them is another simple way to help stop illness from spreading.
Adults should also try to stay home when unwell and if you do have to go out, wear a face covering. When unwell don’t visit healthcare settings or visit vulnerable people unless urgent.
Remember that flu vaccination is still available for all eligible groups and is the best protection against the virus. We have seen good uptake in older age groups but vaccination among young children remains low. Flu can be very unpleasant and in some cases can lead to more serious illness. Getting your child vaccinated protects them and others they come into contact with, and it’s still not too late.
Eligible children include:
- those aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2022
- all primary school-aged children
- some secondary school-aged children
You can get more information getting your child vaccinated against flu on NHS.UK.
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Wiltshire Children's Centre - Whats happening? click on this link for details, see example below.
Spurgeons Children's Centres in Wiltshire (wiltshirechildrenscentres.org.uk) - Please click on this link for more information on what the local Children's centre's have to offer.
Wiltshire Council have sent us the following link to access a new app called Salisbury Trails - click here for more information.
For train ticket deals - click here
School Nurse Information - Click here for full details of the School nurse services.
Wiltshire Council have sent us the attached link which details lots of events and provides information on what's going on in our area. Click here to view.
Wiltshire Parent Carer Council - Please click here for information on activities, leisure and social opportunities for children & young adults with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25 during school holiday periods.
Wiltshire Police would like to share the below links which provide useful guides for parents around online issues.
The resources are provided by The Lucy Faithful Foundation