Making a HealthY Start to School

Moving towards a clean and healthy start to school, the Ministry of Public Health, the GHA and the Department of Education would like to highlight a number of considerations to bear in mind.

Please find a number of resources below to promote the health and wellbeing of our children. These include:

  • Hygiene (Handwashing & Personal hygiene)

  • Easily transmitted bugs (Head lice & Scabies)

  • Sun Safety (Considerations & Drinking water)

  • Child-friendly Food (Healthy breakfast & healthy lunchbox)

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Please note: if a child is feeling unwell or has any of the following symptoms, s/he should not come to school.

  • Fever

  • General aches or headache

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Sore throat

  • Nasal congestion or a runny nose

  • Loss of smell or taste