Swine Flu

Following the letter sent home to parents on 8 July 2009, the school is continuing to monitor the situation carefully and work with West Berkshire Council.  The teacher with suspected swine flu has made a full recovery and has returned to work.

It is likely that over the coming weeks and months some of our students and staff will contract swine flu.  School will continue as normal.   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. 

The Department of Health has issued information and 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.