Scarlet Fever

Important Information - Scarlet Fever

Important information;

It has been brought to our attention today that one of our pupils has been diagnosed with Scarlet Fever.

Although it is likely that your child may not be affected by this, as many have been in isolation since Friday, it is still important to be aware as it is a reportable illness and can be contagious.

The main symptom of scarlet fever is a red, blotchy rash. The first signs of scarlet fever can be flu-like symptoms, including a high temperature of 38C or above, a sore throat and swollen neck glands (a large lump on the side of your neck).A rash appears a few days later.

A white coating also appears on the tongue. This peels, leaving it red and swollen (“strawberry tongue”).The rash does not appear on the face, but the cheeks can be flushed.

Please take your child to the GP to be checked if they do show these symptoms.

Please take care and stay safe.

Mrs Norris