Monday, 22 June 2009

Swine flu and schools

With the outbreak of swine flu, or influenza A(H1N1), you may be worried about the safety of your child. Follow these simple tips to keep your child safe, and find out how you can help your childs school or childcare provider minimise the risks.
What can you do?
Help your childs childminder, nursery, pre-school group, school or out-of-school club by making sure they have up to date contact details for you: your address, telephone numbers (home, work and mobile) and email as appropriate.
They will need to get in touch with you if there is a case of flu among the children, or they suspect the children may be at risk.
Also make sure that your child:
uses soap and water when washing their hands
covers their mouth when coughing or sneezing (with a tissue, not with their hands)
throws dirty tissues away quickly into bins
Following these simple precautions will help slow the spread of the virus.

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