Illnesses and Absence Periods

Please find below a list of illness and their required absence periods:

Chicken PoxUntil rash has crusted over
ColdUntil better
Cold soresNoneAvoid kissing and contact with the sores. Cold sores are generally mild and self-limiting.
ConjunctivitisNone
Diarrhoea/Sickness48 hours from last episode
German Measles4 days from onset of rash
Glandular FeverNone
Hand, Foot and MouthNone
HeadliceNoneOnly treat if live lice have been seen
InfluenzaUntil recovered
ImpetigoUntil lesions are crusted and healed, or 48 hours after commencing antibiotic treatmentAntibiotic treatment speeds healing and reduces infectious period
Measles4 days from onset of rash
Mumps5 days after onset of swelling
RingwormNone
ScabiesAfter first treatmentHousehold and close contacts require treatment
Scarlet Fever24 hours after start of antibiotic treatment
Slapped CheekNone once rash has developed
TonsillitisNone
Whooping Cough48 hours from commencing antibiotic treatment
Yellow Jaundice (Infectious Hepatitis)7 days after onset of jaundice

Could we please stress that the exclusion period from school if your child has sickness and/or diarrhoea is 48 HOURS.  This applies to all children regardless of the amount of times or reasons for vomiting.  The wellbeing of our pupils and staff is paramount so it is important that we avoid the spread of this nasty bug, therefore we have to adhere to this at all times; no exceptions will be made.

Please inform the School Office if your child is absent from school due to illness.  This can be done by ringing school on 01670 513582 and leaving a message on the absence line, or you can send a message via the School Gateway app.

 

These exclusion periods have been taken from the Public Health Agency’s ‘Guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings‘ March 2017.