Jan 102023

‘Flu and coronavirus are ‘currently circulating at high levels and are likely to continue to increase in coming weeks’, warned the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) this week.

Their Chief Medical Adviser, Professor Susan Hopkins, gave the following advice:

  • if your child is unwell and has a fever, they should stay at home from school or nursery until they feel better and the fever has gone
  • help children to learn the importance of good hand hygiene, and washing their hands at home with soap and warm water
  • catch coughs and sneezes in tissues and bin them
  • adults, stay home if you’re unwell and wear a face covering if you have to go out
  • when unwell, don’t visit healthcare settings or visit vulnerable people unless urgent
  • remember, flu vaccinations are still the best protection against the flu, which can be unpleasant. Getting your child vaccinated protects them and others they come into contact with