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Stomach Virus in School

 

8 December 2016

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers

 

Vomiting and Diarrhoea in School

 

I am writing to inform you that there is an increase in the number of pupils and staff at school with diarrhoea and vomiting, consistent with a number of stomach bugs including Norovirus.

 

Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, headache and fever. The condition appears to resolve itself within 24 to 48 hours.

 

This virus is very infectious and an increasing number of children have been showing these symptoms over the last 2 days. If your child develops these symptoms and to prevent further cases in school we would ask you to keep your child at home for at least 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting (this is national guidance)

 

Encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. If you are concerned, please contact your GP or NHS on 111.

 

If your child was due to go to Warwick Arts Centre to see The Stickman, we will of course make every effort to obtain refunds from the coach and theatre companies and will let you know as soon as we have any information.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Alison Stringer

Head Teacher