Common illnesses and conditions in school
What you should do?
For more detailed information, please see guidance document (link above)
|Infection or Complaint||Recommended period to be kept away from school|
|Chicken Pox||Until all vesicles have crusted over||***|
|Diarrhoea and/or vomiting||48 hours from LAST episode of diarrhoea or vomiting|
|Hand, foot and mouth||None|
(Treatment is recommended in cases where live lice
|Impetigo||Until lesions are crusted and healed or 48 hours
after starting antibiotic treatment
|Rash||Children with rashes should be considered infectious
and be assessed by their doctor.
|Slapped cheek/fifth disease||None (once rash has developed)||***|
(There are many causes, but most cases are due to viruses
None(Treatment is recommended for the child and
ho usehold contacts)
|Warts and verrucae||None (Verrucae should be covered)|
*** Take further advice - 'Vulnerable Children and Female Staff'