Whiteley Primary School

Advice on Ticks

June 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

You will know from my earlier newsletter that there is a need to be particularly vigilant at this time of year due to ticks. The area in which you live and where the school is situated is particularly prone to them, and whilst we don’t have long grass on the school site, many children walk through the woods on their way to school, or make use of our adventure playgrounds/shaded areas which are beneath trees which are habitats which may be more prone to them. Attached is some further information to raise your awareness of what to look out for, but also some preventative measures that you can take, including use of insect repellents. If you do find a tick on your child, please take special notice of the advice about tick removal and check your child afterwards for the symptoms suggested in the leaflet and contact your GP if you have any concerns.

Protect Yourself Against Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease What You Need To Know

Wake Up to Lyme

NHS Choices web pages on Lyme disease. 


Lesley Pennington