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Coronavirus

Please be assured that we are currently following Scottish government advice and guidance. We look forward to seeing the children at school until we are told otherwise. Please see below for current updates:

CORONAVIRUS: Please refer to the NHS Scotland website for information:
http://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19
For updates please visit: http://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19

Winter Respiratory illness – advice

Key advice for parents and carers from NHS Lothian:
In the home the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness can be reduced by:
• Regular hand washing with liquid soap and running water
• Covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
• Using a disposable paper tissue, disposed off immediately after use.
• You can teach your child to sneeze into the ‘crook’ of their arm rather than their hands, if they don’t have a tissue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQINuSTP1jI
• Good general cleaning of surface that everyone touches often e.g. TV remote, light switches, door handles, toilet flushes and tap heads.
https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/common-cold
https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/flu
Children should not return to school until completely well and 48 hours after symptoms have stopped.