21st May 2021

Dear parents/guardians, 

We are notifying you that some children attending Leabank School have contracted chickenpox. 

Chickenpox is a very contagious infection caused by a virus. It is spread from person to person by direct contact or through the air from an infected person’s coughing or sneezing. It causes a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness, and fever lasting an average of 4 to 6 days. Most children recover without any problems. 

Chickenpox can be spread for 1-2 days before the rash starts and until all blisters are crusted or no new lesions appear within a 24-hour period. It takes between 10-21 days after contact with an infected person for someone to develop chickenpox. Chickenpox in vaccinated persons is generally mild, with a shorter duration of illness and fewer than 50 lesions.

 If your child or anyone in your household currently has symptoms that look like chickenpox, see your family doctor immediately.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Management Team

Leabank School