This year's cold and influenza (flu) season was one of the worst in many years. Hopefully with the change of season and the holiday break we have seen the last of this illness for the year. With some sickness still around, I refer to the Queensland Health's influenza page, www.qld.gov.au/flu that covers the symptoms of the flu, how to protect yourself and others from getting sick as well as treatment.
Our school is helping to prevent the flu from spreading by:
encouraging children, staff and visitors to cover their mouths and noses when they sneeze or cough;
making tissues readily available and ensuring used tissues are disposed of immediately;
ensuring children and staff wash their hands regularly;
cleaning our facilities and resources regularly;
encouraging staff and children with flu-like symptoms to stay at home; and
strongly urging staff and children who arrive with flu-like symptoms to instead go home, encouraging them to seek early medical advice.
If your child catches the flu, please seek medical advice and keep them home until they are feeling well again.