The Education Directorate notes that there has been an increase in the number of absentees in Island Schools, in recent weeks, as a result of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), currently present on St Helena.

The virus spreads easily, and to limit further spread, the Education Directorate encourages parents of children experiencing any symptoms of RSV, to keep them at home until they are comfortable they have recovered.

Island Schools will be considerate to the situation and acknowledge that children will not be able to attend School if they are unwell – a parental note will be accepted in this situation.

SHG

23 February 2015

 

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