Guidelines For Returning To School From Illness

Public Health England provide all schools with guidance on Infection control and when children should return to school after an illness. 
 
For your information we have enclosed a list of all common childhood illnesses and what the guidelines suggest is the recommended period children should be kept away from school or what additional comments they make.
 
Please always ensure you report your child's absence and the reason they are absent on the absence phone line 01943 465018 or to the school office directly before school registers close at 9.30am each day.
 
This is important due to safeguarding (we have to know where each child on roll is during the school day) and also so that we can inform parents of vulnerable children and any vulnerable adults in school as soon as possible if there is an illness they need to be aware of.       
 
RASHES & SKIN INFECTIONS
 
CHICKENPOX        
Until all the spots have crusted over
 
GERMAN MEASLES
Four days from the onset of the rash
 
HAND, FOOT & MOUTH
None
 
IMPETIGO 
Until lesions are crusted & healed or 48 hours after antibiotics started. (Antibiotic treatment speeds healing & reduces the infectious period) 
 
SLAPPED CHEEK
None but please inform school so that we can inform Vulnerable groups.
 
 
DIARRHOEA & SICKNESS
 
48 Hours from the last episode of diarrhoea & vomiting
 
 
RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS
 
FLU
Until recovered
 
WHOOPING COUGH
 5 days from starting antibiotic treatment or 21 days from onset of illness if no antibiotics given.
 
 
OTHER INFECTIONS
 
CONJUNCTIVITIS
None
 
HEAD LICE 
None   
Treatment as per your local pharmacy
 
THREADWORMS
None 
Treatment is recommended for the child and household contacts-see your GP or local pharmacy
 
TONSILLITIS
None         
There are many causes but most cases are due to viruses & do not need antibiotic treatment. If the child feels unwell keep them at home until feeling better