Government advice and information here for parents and carers regarding Scarlet Fever/Strep A infections.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ukhsa-update-on-scarlet-fever-and-invasive-group-a-strep

There are lots of throat and chest infections around at the moment it seems, but the symptoms for Scarlet fever are very specific, with the rash being key. The vast majority of cases tend to be very mild, but parents should be alert to children deteriorating, as per the advice here.

Without the rash, there is no need to keep children off with a sore throat if they feel well enough to be in.