Pupil Illness

Illness absence

 

Parents of pupils at Victoria CP School are made aware that any child who is acutely unwell should be kept away from school until they are well enough to benefit and participate. In addition, even if they appear well, it is necessary to keep children who have certain infectious diseases away from school for an appropriate period, to help prevent others from becoming infected. The table below provides guidance on appropriate absence periods for some common infections:

 

 

Disease

Absence period

 

Chickenpox For 5 days after rash appears

 

Conjunctivitis None

 

Diarrhoea and vomiting Until 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting
Hand, foot and mouth disease None
Hepatitis A

 

Young children – 7 days after onset of jaundice.

There is no need for older children with good

hygiene to be absent, provided they are well enough to attend school

Impetigo Until lesions are crusted or healed

 

Measles For 5 days after rash appears

 

Mumps For 5 days after onset of swollen glands

 

Pertussis (whooping cough) For 5 days after commencing antibiotics

 

Ringworm Until treatment is started

 

Rubella (German measles) For 5 days after the onset of the rash

 

Scabies

 

Until treated
Scarlet fever For 5 days after commencing antibiotics

 

Threadworms None
Tuberculosis CCDC will advise on necessary action

 

 

Parents/carers will be asked to keep their children at home if they have any infection, and to inform the school as to the nature of the infection, so that the school can inform other parents/carers if necessary, and to make careful observations of any child who seems unwell.

If a child is issued prescribed medication, procedures outlined in the school’s Administering Medicines Policy will be followed.

 

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