We have had one or two reports of Threadworm at school
Although Threadworm is not serious and is quite common in children, it is very unpleasant. It can be passed on, and we would emphasise the need for strict hygiene routines in order to prevent the infection spreading.
Please remind your child of the importance of handwashing after every visit to the toilet, also before eating anything. Children should also be discouraged from putting their fingers in their mouths. Nails should be kept short and clean.
Close attention to these simple precautions should greatly reduce the risk of Threadworm spreading.
For more information on the condition go to the NHS website
Please note that there is no need to keep your child off school provided the condition is being treated.
If you think your child may be affected please contact your GP or pharmacist.