|Swine Flu Closes Another Local School|
Lady Eleanor Holles School will be closed until after the half-term break
On advice from the Health Protection Agency, The Lady Eleanor Holles School will be closed from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd May, re-opening after half-term on Monday 1st June.
Parents of any pupil who experiences flu like symptoms should telephone their GP or NHS Direct on 0845 4647.
The closure comes on the day that Hampton School reopened after one of their pupils was diagnosed with swine flu.
Two girls, who were performers at the Joint Choral Society of Lady Eleanor Holles School and Hampton School production on Saturday 9th May, have now also been diagnosed with the flu.
Both schools took advice from the Health Protection Agency which recommended preventative oral antiviral treatment (Oseltamivir (‘Tamiflu’)) be given as a precaution to all performers at this production.
Members of the audience are unlikely to have come into close contact with the symptomatic students and therefore have been reassured that they need take no further action.
Advice to parents
You may be receiving queries from parents who are worried about children who have had contact with one of the cases. The current advice given by the Health Protection Agency is as follows:
* Possible case: patient meets the epidemiological criteria and has symptoms
For further advice and guidance, including a Frequently Asked Questions sheet, please visit the Health Protection Agency’s website: www.hpa.org.uk or contact the Swine Flu Number: 0800 1513 513.
May 18, 2009