Our school nurses will look different this year when they visit pupils to give them the annual flu vaccine nasal spray.
Instead of wearing normal clothes, they will be wearing scrubs and personal protective equipment (PPE), such as a mask and face visor.
This is in line with national Covid-19 infection prevention guidance.
As the PPE significantly alters the nurses’ appearance and may be off-putting for some children, we have produced a show and tell video to help familiarise the children with the new arrangements.
In the three-minute video school nurse Sian Richards directly addresses primary school pupils in simple terms, explaining clearly why she and her colleagues will be wearing these funny outfits.
She also demonstrates the nasal spray for those who haven’t had it before.
We hope the video will prepare the pupils, helping them to feel more comfortable on the day the vaccinators visit.
We ask that you show this video to every class and also share on your social media feeds and in your electronic newsletter to parents.
Link to video: English version – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uToIQn_wiBA Welsh – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIc88Ryx8Jw
It will also be shared via the health board and local authority social media networks.
Thank you for your time.
Lead Nurse School Nursing and Looked After Children Services
Swansea Bay University Health Board