Please read the below guidance on measles recently shared by the DfE:
There have been recent localised outbreaks of measles centred around the West Midlands. There is a risk of further outbreaks in other areas unless urgent action is taken to increase Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination take up in areas with low MMR vaccine rates.
Measles spreads very easily among those who are unvaccinated, especially in nurseries and schools. The best protection against measles for children and adults is to get both doses of the MMR vaccine. It is never too late to have these vaccinations.
The following UKHSA guidance is available on GOV.UK:
- Health protection in children and young people settings, including education – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- Managing outbreaks and incidents – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).
The NHS also has the following advice for parents on measles:
DfE has published an Education Hub blog with guidance on measles and the MMR vaccine for parents, nurseries and schools.