Illness and Absence Guide

Infection/ illness

Keep away from school until . . .

Chicken Pox Until all the spots have crusted over.
Diarrhoea 48hrs from last episode.
German measles (Rubella) 4 days from onset of rash.
Hand, Foot & Mouth Not necessary if child is well enough.
Impetigo Until lesions have crusted and healed OR 48hrs after starting treatment with antibiotics.
Measles 4 days from onset of rash.
Meningitis (meningococcal/ other bacteria/ scepticaemia) Until recovered.
Meningitis (Viral) Not necessary
Mumps 5 days after onset of swelling.
Scabies After first treatment
Scarlet fever 24hrs after starting antibiotic treatment
Shingles Exclusion required only if rash is weeping and cannot be covered.
Tonsilitis Not necessary if child is well enough.
Vomiting 48 hours from last episode.
Whooping cough 5 days after starting antibiotic treatment.
21 days from onset if not taking antibiotics.

It is important that you notify us of any reason for absence, specifying the illness/ condition, as we may need to notify other families/ individuals if they are particularly vulnerable to infections and bugs.