To prevent spreading measles, North East Public Health England have issued the following advice about what to do if you think you, or your child, has measles:
- Stay away from school, nursery or work until at least four full days have elapsed after the development of a rash.
- Telephone your GP surgery or NHS walk-in centre to tell them that you or your child has a rash before attending, so arrangements can be made to minimise contact with other patients.
- Avoid going to A&E unless you are seriously ill, and if you do attend, telephone ahead to let them know you or your child may have measles.
- Avoid contact with pregnant women, people with weak immune systems and babies who are too young to be vaccinated, as they are more vulnerable to infection.