The following communication has been sent to students
and parents. Staff have also been updated. Please read:
I am contacting you to update you on the meningitis
case at the College.
I can now confirm that the non-teaching member of
staff diagnosed with bacterial meningitis is now making progress and is on the
road to recovery. There have been no further cases at the College of this
disease and as I indicated in my previous correspondence, the probability of
any person being infected as a result of contact with this member of staff is
I would like to thank both parents and students for
their understanding over the course of these last few days and to confirm that
the College will remain in contact with the relevant health authorities.
We have sent
the following letter to staff, students and parents regarding a health
alert. Please read:
We are writing to inform you that unfortunately one of
our employees has recently been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. This
employee is not a teacher at the College.
The chances of any other member of staff or students
contracting meningitis as a result of this is very low, so please do not be
overly concerned. However, it is our responsibility to inform you of this
incident and give you the signs and symptoms of bacterial meningitis, which are
Fever – cold hands and feet
of bright lights
or muscle Pain
rash that does not disappear under pressure
These symptoms can appear in any order, and not
everyone will get all of them.
If you suspect that you have any of the above symptoms
please contact your GP or NHS Direct for advice.
The College will be open on Monday as normal and if
there is any other information we feel we need to share with you we will do
so. Students and parents have also been informed.