If you are planning on being outside in natural spaces for outdoor learning and play, or for any other reason, you need to be tick aware.
Check out tick guidance in this Public Health Scotland news report (4 April 2023) and practical advice from NHS Inform, so you can continue enjoying time outdoors in nature.
The Forest School Association are also raising awareness Lyme disease, a bacterial infection, usually caused by the bite of an infected tick. The FSA campaign aims to raise awareness of how to prevent tick bites, how to safely remove ticks, and the importance of early treatment for people who become unwell, following a bite.
Ticks can be found in every county across the UK and can be as small as poppy seeds, so can easily be missed. If you spend a lot of time outdoors or you own a pet, you may be at higher risk of being bitten.
Link to the Lyme Disease UK Video showing what to look out for