As you may be aware, there is currently a winter sickness bug that is affecting a number of local schools within the area, including Trelewis Primary. The sickness bug tends to start as stomach pains, which then causes vomiting and/or diarrhoea in the first instance, but usually only lasts for a short period.
The issue, as with any viral infection, is that due to the virus being able to change, it is possible that the sickness bug can be caught more than once, even if you have had it before. The other issue that we have with this particular ‘bug’ is that as it is an airborne virus it is very hard to control it. Given that children are all in close proximity with each other at school, it does mean that it can be easy for the bug to be passed on.
I want to reassure you that as a school, we have been in touch with Public Health and the Health and Safety department at Merthyr Tydfil CBC, and are doing all we can in school to ensure that we are able to try and limit the effects of this virus in school.
Strategies in place include:
We would ask for your support at this time, in trying to minimise the impact of the sickness bug by ensuring that you do the following;
Hopefully with these extra measures in place we can try to limit the impact of this sickness bug at this time. Many thanks for your support,
Mr R Morgan
Executive Head Teacher