Kanes Hill Primary School

 Group A Streptococcus (iGAS) in schools

Following several recent media cases of invasive Group A Streptococcus (iGAS) in schools, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has issued an update with helpful information for both parents and schools.

This information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ukhsa-update-on-scarlet-fever-and-invasive-group-a-strep

Information for parents, schools, colleges and early years can be found here: Strep A and scarlet fever – what are they and what are the symptoms?

Please click here for a fact sheet which you may find helpful in terms of identifying signs, symptoms and action to take.

As a school, we continue to promote good hand hygiene, including the washing of hands and how to catch a sneeze/cough in a tissue or elbow.

 

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