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Have I understood this right - staff?

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DoubleAction Tue 17-Mar-20 07:33:02

Adults are usually advised to have the flu jab are being told to stay at home?

So staff this applies to are correct to tell me they can't work?

If so that's fine of course but I'm not sure how that's compatible with keeping school open!

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SoupDragon Tue 17-Mar-20 07:34:33

No, it's if you've had the flu jab for underlying health issues I think. If you've had it just for work reasons that doesn't count. I'm sure the guidance said this.

Haggisfish Tue 17-Mar-20 07:34:34

Well it’s not. Our head has warned parents we might have to close for safety reasons due to lack of staff.

DoubleAction Tue 17-Mar-20 07:36:06

Yes, sorry, I meant people advised to have the flu jab for underlying health reasons

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whatnow40 Tue 17-Mar-20 07:37:56

Yes this includes pregnant teachers. Expect some earlier than usual disclosures.

SoupDragon Tue 17-Mar-20 07:38:29

Yes - I think it's as an indicator of who is vulnerable rather than the flu jab itself if that makes sense.

FlamingoAndJohn Tue 17-Mar-20 07:39:51

And again it takes the closures out the hands of the government and forces people to make that choice themselves. The same with the restaurants, pubs and theatres.

TackyTriceratops Tue 17-Mar-20 13:25:17

Advice is still hazy.

Asthma UK for example say severe asthmatics will be contacted over the next few days with measures. Others are socially distancing which includes working from home if possible.

crumpetsryummy Tue 17-Mar-20 19:30:22

So I have to have flu vaccine due to health. So should I go into school?

DrMadelineMaxwell Tue 17-Mar-20 20:02:32

This seems to say that those with asthma should be withdrawing from school by Monday.

My boss is going to have kittens!

Russell19 Wed 18-Mar-20 05:16:43

I have mentioned this to my school and have been told I still need to be going into work. They said they have not been advised that people with asthma should be off.

noFlowers Wed 18-Mar-20 05:31:03

Teachers at my school with underlying health conditions and those that need to isolate for 14 days due to someone in household showing signs aren't coming into work. This has meant not enough staff so school has closed.

HeronLanyon Wed 18-Mar-20 05:37:58

drmadeliene if your boss is going to have kittens that may just possibly be more scary than CV!
Keep us posted.

Wallywobbles Wed 18-Mar-20 05:43:23

@Crumpets no you should not go to school

Kahlua4me Wed 18-Mar-20 06:13:22

It must be for those who have the flu jab on medical grounds surely. Otherwise we will have nobody left in the nhs as they are all asked to have it every year...

TackyTriceratops Wed 18-Mar-20 06:15:28

This is the nhs guidance. Doesn't mention anything about the 12 weeks for normal asthma. At odds with other guidance.

WinterCat Wed 18-Mar-20 06:16:02

As well as teachers will anything be done for parents in the at risk category about collecting their child/ren from school if nobody else can do so for them? I think many of those parents will withdraw their child if schools don’t close first.

DrMadelineMaxwell Wed 18-Mar-20 07:36:02

No, but it says be vigilant about social distancing. Whereas I have many many children i deal with in close proximity daily. So how can I?

GinandGingerBeer Wed 18-Mar-20 12:32:34

People who are asked to have a flu jab for underlying health reasons should observe the social distancing rules "strictly" and work from home where possible with immediate effect.

People who have severe health conditions (cancer/ dialysis etc) will be contacted directly by their GP by 26th March at the latest and advised to isolate for a period of 12 weeks initially.

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