These pesky creatures are a regular problem, especially in warmer weather. In spite of our best efforts, outbreaks will occur.
It is essential that all parents and caregivers regularly check their child’s hair and thoroughly treat lice if they find them. Suitable shampoos and combs are available from chemists.
Please advise your child’s teacher if you discover lice so that we can advise the other families in the class to also check their children. We must all be careful: head lice aren’t fussy about clean or dirty hair, and it only takes one untreated case to cause a further outbreak.
Teachers do not have the right to inspect children’s hair, but if we have serious cause for concern we may refer suspected cases to the Public Health Nurse.