Health Protection – Who to Call and Why

Due to recent reports of a rise in cases of measles and scarlet fever and flu outbreaks in several education settings, it is important you know what to do and who to call.

If a member of staff or pupil has a communicable or infectious disease (such as meningitis, measles, whooping cough, tuberculosis etc.) or you receive a report from a parent of a suspected case, it is important to alert the local Health Protection team so that they can investigate and support you. Call 0300 303 8162 Option 1, Option 2. This is a 24 hour service.

Please also take some time to read the following guidance and ensure that school staff are aware of the important of relaying information quickly to school/setting leaders if cases are reported to them.