Exclusion periods for children who are ill
Parents will appreciate that keeping your child at home when they have an infectious illness will help prevent other pupils from becoming infected.
Please find below guidance on appropriate exclusion periods for some common infectious diseases. These are as recommended by the Health Promotion Agency.
|Chicken Pox||For 5 days after rash appears|
|Diarrhoea and vomiting||until 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting|
|Hand foot and mouth disease||None|
|Hepatitis A||Exclude young children for 7 days after onset of jaundice. There is no need to exclude older children and adults with good hygiene.|
|Impetigo||until lesions are crusted or healed|
|Measles||For 5 days after rash appears|
|Mumps||for 5 days after onset of swollen glands|
|Ringworm||Until treatment is started|
|Rubella||For 5 days after rash appears|
|Scarlet fever||For 5 days after commencing antibiotics|
|Tuberculosis||CCDC will advise on necessary action|
|Whooping cough||for 5 days after commencing antibiotics|