Unusually, we even have children in Year 6 coming down with it. It is highly infectious, so if your child has small, itchy red spots on their body and/or mild flu-like symptoms, including:
- a high temperature (fever) of 38ºC (100.4ºF) or over
- aching, painful muscles
- feeling sick
- generally feeling unwell
- loss of appetite
They may have chickenpox. If your child has these symptoms, please let us know and keep them at home until they have passed the infectious stage, which is when the last blister has burst and crusted over. This usually takes five or six days after the rash begins.
For more information on chickenpox please go to www.nhs.uk