Exclusion period for illness/communicable disease
Illness / Disease
Antibiotic prescribed - First 2 days at home. At least 48 hours.
Temperature - If sent home ill, child must be off for 24 hours.
Vomiting, diarrhea or vomiting and diarrhea - 48 hours from the last time child was sick or had diarrhoea.
Conjunctivitis - Until treated
Chicken pox - Roughly one week from the appearance of spots or until spots have dried out.
Gastroenteritis, food poisoning, salmonellas, giardiasis and dysentery - Until authorized by district community physician.
Infective hepatitis - 5 days from onset of jaundice
Measles - 5 days from the appearance of rash
Meningococcal meningitis/septicemia infection - Until fully recovered from the illness speak to the CCDC.
Meningitis not due to meningococcal infection - Once the child is well.
Mumps - 5 days from onset of swollen glands.
Pertussis (whooping cough) - 5 days from commencing antibiotic treatment.
Poliomyelitis - Until declared from infection by district community physician.
Rubella (German measles) - 5 days from appearance of rash.
Scarlet fever and streptococcal infection of the throat - Until appropriate medical treatment has been given and in no case for less than 5 days from the start of treatment.
Tuberculosis - Until declared free from infection by the district community physician talk to CCDC.
Typhoid fever - Until declared free from infection by the district community physician.
Impetigo - Until the skin has heeled or can be suitably covered at all times while at nursery.
Ringworm of scalp - Until cured
Ringworm of the body - Seldom necessary to exclude provided treatment is being given and covered over.
Scabies - Once appropriate treatment has been given no need be excluded.
Cold sores - No exclusion
Hand, foot and mouth - No exclusion
Slap cheek - No exclusion
E.Coli and haemolytic uraemic syndrome - Seek advice from the CCDC
Flu (Influenza) - No exclusion
Glandular fever - No exclusion
Tonsillitis - No exclusion
If child needs multiple doses of calpol etc - Until child has recovered and no longer needs calpol or alternative.
Athletes foot - No exclusion.
Warts and verrucae - No exclusion as long as verrucae can be covered.
Head lice (nits) - Until treated.
Hepatitis A - For 5 days from onset of jaundice or stools going pale.
Thread worms - No exclusion.
HIV/Aids - No exclusion.
Hepatitis B and C - No exclusion.