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Infection/Complaint

Recommended time period to be kept away from school

Rashes and skin infections

Athletes Foot

None

Chicken Pox

Until all vesicles have crusted over

German Measles

4 days from the onset of the rash

Hand, Foot and Mouth

None

Impetigo

Once lesions are crusted over or 48 hours after starting antibiotic treatment

Measles

4 days from the onset of the rash

Ringworm

None

Scabies

Following first treatment

Scarlet Fever

24 hours after starting antibiotic treatment

Shingles

Only keep away if rash is weeping and cannot be covered

Diarrhoea and Vomiting

Diarrhoea and/or Vomiting

No strict policy due to the age of the students. They can return once they are recovered

Respiratory infections

Flu

Until recovered

Whooping Cough

5 days from starting antibiotic treatment

Other infections

Conjunctivitis

None

Glandular Fever

None

Head Lice

None – but the condition must be treated

Threadworms

None

Tonsillitis

None