Swine Flu

The school has become aware that a member of the teaching staff may have swine flu.  This person is at home recovering.  We are monitoring the situation carefully and we are continuing to liaise with West Berkshire Council. Your child will be bringing home a letter today (8 July 2009), which provides Department of Health advice, to keep you informed.  In the unlikely event of a school closure being necessary, normal school closure procedures will be followed.  Information will be publicised on this website www.bartholonews.co.uk and on local radio stations. We urge everyone to follow the advice which is readily available.  There are various useful websites with information.  They are:

NHS

http://www.nhs.uk/AlertsEmergencies/Pages/Pandemicflualert.aspx.

 

NHS Direct  

http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

 

World Health Organisation  

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/phase/en/index.html

 

Health Protection Agency     

http://www.hpa.org.uk

 

Foreign & Commonwealth Office re travel    

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en

 

UK Resilience       

http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/ukresilience/pandemicflu/whats_new.aspx

 

Teachers    

http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/emergencies/planning/flupandemic/index.html

 

 

Please inform us immediately if you or a member of your family develops swine flu.