NHS Lothian – Winter 2019/20 Respiratory Illness

NHS Lothian have seen a large number of respiratory outbreaks in nurseries and schools in the past few weeks. These have caused service disruption with staff shortages and many pupils being absent from school/nursery.

Parents can try to stop these respiratory viruses spreading at home – please read the following advice;

Key advice for parents and carers

In the home the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness can be reduced by:

Children should not return to school until completely well and 48 hours after symptoms have stopped.


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