Parkside Primary School

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Staying Healthy

We all know that children can pick up illnesses from time to time during their school life, but there things that we can do to help children stay as healthy as possible. Please see below for help, guidance and useful links on a variety of topics.

Flu

Illnesses such as diarrhoea/vomiting and flu-like illness are common at this time of year. Please click here for guidance from Public Health England.

Handwashing

The spread of most infectious illnesses is reduced through good hand hygiene. Please ensure that you and your child wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap, particularly after using the toilet, after using a tissue to catch a cough or sneeze, and before eating.

Please click here for NHS guidance.

Headlice

Head lice and nits are very common in young children and their families. They do not have anything to do with dirty hair and are picked up by head-to-head contact. It is a good idea to check your child's hair regularly to see whether there are any lice present. A consistent approach to detection is the best way to control head lice. The advised method is wet-combing. Please click the links below for a guide to wet-combing and our head lice policy.

Wet-combing procedure

Head lice policy