Head lice are not serious, but can be very annoying and distressing for the child who has them and also for their friends.
Research has shown that infections of head lice occur just as often in school holidays as during term time. In an effort to combat this problem, please ensure shoulder length hair is tied back when in school. A routine of regularly wet combing everyone’s hair in the family, to check for lice, is advisable. You must only treat if live lice are found.
Click below for further information
- Letter to Parents.
- Prevention and Treatment of Head Lice (NHS Leaflet)
- Take a Peak Once A Week Campaign
- Health Protection Unit Head Lice Advice & Guidance
The DfEE/DoH guidelines state there is no need for a child who has head lice to stay away from school.