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Rum Tum Tugger's Nurseries Ltd
Latton Green Primary School
Riddings Lane, Harlow
Essex, CM18 7HT
Tel: 01279 444840

Letter to Parents about Flu Awareness

1 May, 2009. posted in Policies and Procedures.

All Parents and Carers                                                  Our ref: HMB0501


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                                                                                    1st May 2009    


Dear Parents/Carers,

As you may have seen in the press there is risk of the world experiencing an Influenza Pandemic. The UK Government have been planning for this occurrence and we are currently at UK Alert Level 2. This means that there are isolated cases of Pandemic Flu within the UK. We have been working closely with Essex County Council in planning for the local impact of Pandemic Influenza in our area.

If the Pandemic reaches the county of Essex it may be necessary to close establishments. This may be a county wide closure of all establishments to try and stop the virus spreading amongst children, young persons or individual establishments if staffing levels reach critical mass due to staff being off work ill with the virus themselves.

Rum Tum Tugger’s Nursery has pre-planned for this event and this is the first in a series of communications to keep you informed of the situation. Attached is a document from the Department for Children, Establishments and Families which details important information that you should make yourself familiar with.

Within the Establishment we will be increasing cleaning regimes and practising infection control measures. We will continue to teach and encourage the children to:

  • Wash their hands using soap and water on a regular basis throughout the day
  • Cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing using tissues provided around the establishment
  • Throw away dirty tissues quickly into bins provided around the establishment

We would strongly recommend that you consider this advice and continue these practices with the children when they are at home. We would also ask you to adhere to our guidelines on Exclusions for Communicable Diseases. (Copies can be collected from nursery or viewed on the blog, entry dated 5th June 2008)

Using the form overleaf, can you please ensure that we have up to date contact details so that we can pass on advice if the pandemic arrives and can contact you if we have to close the establishment.

We will communicate with you again in the near future should the situation within Essex change.

Your sincerely,



Hayley Martin-Burns

Director, Rum Tum Tugger’s Nurseries




If you have any concerns regarding pandemic influenza please see below for available resources:

  • Department of Health:



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