Due to an increasing number of schools reporting flu-like illness amongst staff and pupils as well as an increase in confirmed cases of flu in the community, please find attached a proactive flu letter for schools which I would be grateful if you could share with your Directors of Education in Cheshire and Merseyside for cascade to local schools.
As well as the attached letter which includes the information sheet, also attached is a stand-alone version of the information sheet to assist schools in sharing the information sheet separate to the letter.
Many thanks for your assistance.
Dr Sam Ghebrehewet
GMC No. 4662879
Head of Health Protection
PHE North West – Cheshire & Merseyside
Tel: 0344 225 0562 option 1:1
Fax: 0151 708 8417
www.gov.uk/phe Follow us on Twitter @PHE_uk @PHE_NorthWest
Primary SENCo Network meeting
Please note that the dates for the Primary SENCo network meeting have changed.
They will now take place on:
Tuesday 4 February 2020, 1.15 for a 1.30 start at St Werburghs
Wednesday 5 February 2020, 1.15 for a 1.30 start at TCAT Professional Development Building (Bridgewater High School Upper Site)
Places are available to book via my school services. There will be a charge of £10 per person to cover the costs of the venue hire.
Kids should be having fun – not flu!
Free nasal spray flu vaccinations are now being offered to children aged two and three in Warrington.
Parents are being urged to protect their children from flu this winter by taking them to their GP practice to receive the free nasal spray vaccination.
Flu can be serious for young children and the vaccine helps protect children against flu and other serious illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
If you have a child aged two or three you will be contacted directly by your GP practice to arrange an appointment. Primary school children will also receive the free nasal spray vaccination in school if they haven’t already.
Flu can be a very unpleasant for children as they can develop more serious complications. It’s important that steps are taken early to avoid the spread of flu over the winter months. Parents who have children aged two and three should respond to the invite from their GP practice and get the vaccination done as early as possible. For young children, the nasal spray vaccine is a quick, painless and effective way to be protected without the need for injections.
Children can act as ‘super spreaders’ of flu, so they can easily pass it on to family, friends and others. The free nasal spray vaccination can help protect your child from flu and also reduce the chance of flu spreading to others.
Don’t put off taking your child to get the flu vaccine. For more information on how to receive the free flu vaccine, contact your GP practice or visit nhs.uk/flu
Room Hire at St Werburghs
We have seven training rooms available to hire at St Werburghs Development Centre, Boswell Avenue, Warrington, WA4 6DQ.
Please find attached details on each of the rooms and facilities available.
To book a Training Room Please Contact Reception on 01925 442600 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualsafe Awarding Body
Warrington Training Hub are accredited through the Qualsafe Awarding Body to deliver a number of accredited courses including First Aid and Food Safety. Please click on the Training & Events tab at the top of the page for details on upcoming courses.