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Illness

Recommended exclusion period

Advice

Chickenpox

Until all vesicles (spots) have crusted over

 

Impetigo

Until lesions are crusted and healed, or 48 hours after starting antibiotic treatment

 

Measles

Four days from onset of rash 

Preventable by vaccination

Scarlet fever

Child can return 24 hours after starting antibiotic treatment

 

Mumps

Exclude child for five days after onset of swelling

Preventable by vaccination

Diarrhoea and Vomiting

48 hours from last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting

 

Flu (influenza)

Until recovered

 

Covid-19

Advised to stay home for 5 days and LFT test on day 6 and 7

Vaccinations will be available

Whooping cough 

48 hours from starting antibiotic treatment, or 21 days from onset of illness if no antibiotic treatment

Preventable by vaccination.

Head lice 

None

Treatment recommended where live lice have been seen

 Threadworms

None

Treatment recommended for child and household contacts

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