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.