Q3 Academy Great Barr would like to pass on the discount we receive for Revision Guides onto our students. Books are available from the DAC office and DAC staff are in over the holidays to allow students to purchase these books.
Public Health England has been informed that there has been a suspected case of measles in Q3 Academy, Great Barr.
What is measles?
Measles is a disease which spreads very easily. People with measles can get a cough, runny nose, rash and fever. Measles can be serious, particularly for people whose immune, system is not working normally. The best way to prevent measles is through vaccination.
What is the risk of catching measles?
Most older children and adults are immune to measles – either because they had measles as a child or because they have been vaccinated – and so are very unlikely to catch measles.
Who needs medical advice?
If you are well and not in the groups listed above you do not need to take urgent action. However if you are unsure if you are protected from measles, check with your doctor. If you would like more information on measles visit http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles/Pages/Introduction.aspx
What if you become unwell?
If you become unwell and think it could be measles you should see a doctor. You should ring the doctor or clinic beforehand so they can make sure you do not pass the disease to others in the waiting room.
Take this information sheet with you and tell your doctor that you have been in the same room as someone with infectious measles. Your doctor should seek advice from the local Health Protection Team (postcode search for local unit and phone number at https://www.gov.uk/contacts-phe-regions-and-local-centres).
Q3 Academy Great Barr will be open as usual on Monday 5th March after Friday’s Snow Closure.
Please note that the Academy is closed to all staff and students on Friday 2nd March. Please check local news and radio or visit our Academy Facebook and Twitter pages for further information.
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