Measles Infection in Lothian
Information from the NHS Lothian Health Protection Team
Measles cases have been confirmed in Lothian over the past month in teenagers and young adults. Please do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms suggestive of measles infection.
The symptoms of measles include fever, lethargy, runny nose, conjunctivitis, cough and a red, blotchy rash which starts at the head spreading over the chest and limbs. The rash generally fades within ten days.
If your child has developed symptoms suggestive of measles, you should keep your child at home and contact your GP for further advice by phone (or NHS24 if out of hours on 111). This is very important in order to avoid the spread of measles to other people.
People with measles are infectious from around five days before the rash appears until four days after the rash appears and should self isolate at home during this time.
The best protection against measles is two doses of MMR.
NHS Lothian Health Protection Team October 2016
For more information visit: http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/values
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Following consultation with our Parent Council, I am pleased to let you know that we are introducing a new online booking system for our parents’/carers’ evenings. Our next event is on Thursday 27th October for all classes in S1.
To make bookings please go to
(PLEASE NOTE: Please click on the link above to get to the Tynecastle booking page. Searching for the website will not work.)
The system will be live from Friday 14th October at 8am and will be open to take your bookings until 26th October 2016 at 3.30pm.
To login you will need your child’s first name and surname – exactly as we have on record for them – and their date of birth. Once you have logged in, we suggest you use the ‘Automated Booking’ wizard to make your appointments. You will be asked to enter your availability and choose which teachers you want to see before being shown the most efficient order for visiting those teachers on the night.
Troubleshooting Tips – please read before booking!
*To login you need to enter the details we have on record for you and your child. If you have recently changed your title or surname, for example, and not informed us, we will be expecting you to login with the details we have on record
*The email address you enter is only used to receive a confirmation of your appointment. If the system gives you an error when you login please check the details, and if the error continues please get in touch.
If you are unable to book at home, please call the office on 0131 337 3488 between 9.30am and 3.00pm Monday to Thursday or 9.30am to 12.30pm on a Friday and a member of staff will help you.