We have seen an increase in the number of coughs and colds over recent weeks. We know, at this time of year, lots of children get a cough or a cold. In addition, nationally there has been an increase in the number of Strep A and Scarlet Fever cases and there is much talk in the media about it. Please try not to worry, as upsetting as the serious cases are, they are few and far between. The government has updated some information that parents may find helpful in explaining what to look for. Please click here for more information.
In the meantime, we can all do our bit to protect ourselves and each other, good hand washing, blowing our noses into a tissue and putting the tissue in the bin or coughing into our arm to protect germs from spreading.
At Cape we have continued the enhanced cleaning through the day and have hand sanitiser available for the children and adults. We will regularly remind children about good hand hygiene and the rule 'catch it, bin it, kill it' when it comes to sneezes.
Finally, remember, coming to school every day is really important. We must make sure every child is given the best opportunity to learn. Please make sure your child is in school every day unless advised otherwise by a GP.