Life Skills Bring the Festive Spirit to ESC
Date: 14 December 2022
As you will have seen reported in the news over the past few weeks, the UK are seeing an increased number of cases of Group A streptococcus (Strep A) and Scarlet Fever compared to normal at this time of year. However, there is no evidence that a new strain is circulating.
Symptoms can include a sore throat, headache, and fever, along with a fine, pinkish or red body rash with a sandpapery feel. On darker skin, the rash can be more difficult to detect visually but will have a sandpapery feel.
If a staff member or student has a Strep A infection, they should stay away from college for 24 hours after they start taking antibiotics.
There are some instances where this must be reported to the UKHSA, therefore, please report all confirmed cases to Lindsey Wallace, Health & Safety Manager (College group) at LWallace@esc.ac.uk.
Advice for parents
If you feel that your child seems seriously unwell, you should trust your own judgement.
Contact NHS 111 or your GP if:
Call 999 or go to A&E if:
For further information and advice, please visit the following links:
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