Exclusion Procedure for Illness/Communicable Disease.

Minimum period of exclusion from Buttercup Primary School.

Disease/Illness: Exclusion Period:
Antibiotic prescribed First 2 days at home. At least 48 hours.( Then if needed follow administering medicine policy)
Temperature If sent home ill, child must be off for 24 hours seek medical attention.
Vomitting and Diarrhoea 48 hours from the last time child was sick or had diarrhoea.
Conjunctivitis Until treated.
Chicken Pox One week from the appearance of spots.
Gastoeneritis, food poisoning, salmonellas and dynsentery Until authorised by district community physician.
Infective Hepatitis 5 days from onset of jaundice.
Measles 5 days from the appearance of rash.
Meningococcal Infection Until fully recovered from the illness.
Mumps 5 days from onset of swollen glands.
Pertussis (Whooping cough) 5 days from commencing antibiotic.
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 the 3 days from the start of treatment.
Tuberulosis Until declared free from infection by the district community physician.
Typhoid Fever Until declared free from infection by the district community physician.
Impetigo Until the skin has heeled.
Pediculosis Until appropriate treatment has been given.
Planter warts, verrucae No exclusion.  Should be treated and covered.
Ringworm of scalp Until cured.
Disease/Illness Exclusion period.
Ringworm of the body Seldom necessary to exclude provided treatment is being given and covered over.
Scabies Need not to be excluded once appropriate treatment has been given.
Cold Sores No exclusion.
Hand, Foot and Mouth No exclusion.
Slap Cheek No exclusion.
E.Coli Seek advice from the CCDC.
Flu (Influenza) No exclusion.
Glandular Fever No exclusion.
Tontillitis No exclusion.
If child needs multiple doses of calpol etc Until child has recovered and no longer needs calpol or alternative.

Any other illnesses or diseases that are not in this procedure can be checked on the ‘Guidance on infection control in schools and nurseries purple poster’.