Please note: 1 case of chicken pox has been reported to us.
If your child has chickenpox, the Health Protection Agency recommends that you inform their school or nursery, and keep them at home for five days.
If you have chickenpox, stay off work and at home until you’re no longer infectious, which is until the last blister has burst and crusted over. This usually happens five or six days after the rash begins.
If either you or your child has chickenpox, it is also a good idea for you, or them, to avoid contact with:
- pregnant women
- newborn babies
- anyone who has a weak immune system, such as people who are having chemotherapy (a treatment for cancer) or taking steroid tablets
If you or your child have recently been exposed to the chickenpox virus, you may not be able to visit friends or relatives in hospital. Telephone the ward to check first.
Here is the link: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Chickenpox/Pages/Prevention.aspx