Measles infection in Lothian
All schools in the Lothians area have been asked to publicise the following information on behalf of the NHS Lothian Health Protection Team about Measles cases across the area. Please be aware that this does not mean that Castleview PS itself has any confirmed cases of Measles.
Message from NHS Lothian Health Protection Team- October 2016
Measles cases have been confirmed in Lothian over the past month in teenagers and young adults. Please do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms suggestive of measles infection.
The symptoms of measles include fever, lethargy, runny nose, conjunctivitis, cough and a red, blotchy rash which starts at the head spreading over the chest and limbs. The rash generally fades within ten days. If your child has developed symptoms suggestive of measles, you should keep your child at home and contact your General Practitioner for further advice by phone (or NHS24 if out of hours on tel. 111).
This is very important in order to avoid the spread of measles to other people.
People with measles are infectious from around five days before the rash appears until four days after the rash appears and should self isolate at home during this time.
The best protection against measles is two doses of MMR.
P7 had lots of fun creating traditional Japanese food- sushi!
Most of them tried it too!
Please click on link below to access full information about all Active Schools clubs available at Castleview after the October break. Sign up closes on Monday 10th October.
If you already know the clubs that you want to sign your child up for the links here will take you to the webpages to book on.
P1 and P2 Gymnastics – https://www.joininedinburgh.org/activity/10710/
P3 and P4 Dance – https://www.joininedinburgh.org/activity/10728/
P5 – 7 Dance – https://www.joininedinburgh.org/activity/10727/
If you would like support to sign your child up for any of these clubs or if you have any questions about these clubs Mrs Martin, PE Teacher, will be in the ICT suite during Parents Night, Thursday 6th October, to help with this new system.
RRS Article 15: You have the right to meet with friends and join groups and clubs.