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Strep A, scarlet fever & cold weather advice

Strep A & scarlet fever

Many parents will be feeling concerned about news about increased numbers of strep A in children and scarlet fever

Please see the following link for advice and information on these diseases:

Strep A - NHS

Most strep A infections are not serious and can be treated with antibiotics. But rarely, the infection can cause serious problems. This is called invasive group A strep (iGAS). It can be difficult to tell when a child is seriously ill, but the main thing is to trust your instincts. (Please click here to continue reading).

Scarlet fever - NHS

The first signs of scarlet fever can be flu-like symptoms, including a high temperature, a sore throat and swollen neck glands (a large lump on the side of your neck). A rash appears 12 to 48 hours later. It looks like small, raised bumps and starts on the chest and tummy, then spreads. (Please click here to continue reading).

Cold weather

We are currently experiencing very cold weather and snow in London. Please check on any vulnerable or elderly family members and neighbours.

Please see some advice below:

  • To keep warm wear a hat and layers of clothing and have regular warm drinks
  • Keep the heating on in the main room you are using

See below links on help with energy bills, cost of living and keeping warm.

For cost of living support click here.

For how to stay well in winter click here.

Click here to find out more about warm spaces - Southwark Council