RASHES AND SKIN INFECTIONS Recommended period to be kept away from school  Comments 
Athlete's Foot None  Treatment is recommended 
Chickenpox Five days from the onset of rash  SCHOOL MUST BE ADVISED 
Cold Sores (Herpes simplex) None Avoid contact with sores 
German Measles (Rubella)* Six days from onset of rash  SCHOOL MUST BE ADVISED 
Hand, Foot & Mouth CONTACT THE SCHOOL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION  
Impetigo Until lesions are crusted and healed, or 48 hours after commencement of antibiotic treatment  Antibiotic treatment speeds healing and reduces infectious period
Measles* Four days from the onset of rash  SCHOOL MUST BE ADVISED 
Molluscum contagiosum None   
Ringworm Exclusion not usually required  Treatment is required
Roseola (infantum) None  
Scabies Child can return after first treatment Household and close contacts required treatment - SCHOOL MUST BE ADVISED 
Scarlet fever Child can return 24hours after commencing appropriate antibiotic treatment Treatment is required 
Slapped Cheek/Fifth Disease         (Parvovirus B19) CONTACT THE SCHOOL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION  
Shingles CONTACT THE SCHOOL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION   
Warts and Verrucae None  Infected area to be covered whilst at school

 

DIARRHOEA AND VOMITING ILLNESS  Recommended period to be kept away from school        Comments  
Diarrhoea and/or vomiting 48 hours from last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting           
E.coli O157 VTEC CONTACT THE SCHOOL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION            
Typhoid (and paratyphoid)(enteric fever) CONTACT THE SCHOOL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION                                                          
Shigella                        (dysentery) CONTACT THE SCHOOL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION                        
Cryptosporidiosis 48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea    Exclusion from swimming is advisable for two weeks after last episode of diarrhoea 

 

RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS Recommended period to be kept away from school      Comments  
Flu (Influenza) Until Recovered  
Tuberculosis              CONTACT THE SCHOOL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION                                                                   
Whooping Cough (pertussia)             Five days from commencing antibiotic treatment, or 21 days from onset of illness if no antibiotic treatment SCHOOL MUST BE ADVISED

 

OTHER INFECTIONS  Recommended period to be kept away from school       Comments  
Conjunctivitus None  Good hygiene required.  Treatement advised 
Diphtheria* CONTACT THE SCHOOL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION  Family contacts must also stay at home until cleared by GP
Glandular Fever None   
Head Lice None Treatment is recommended. 
Hepatitis A Seven days after onset of jaundice (or seven days after symptom onset if no jaundice) SCHOOL MUST BE ADVISED 
Hepatitis B, C, HIV/AIDS None  SCHOOL MUST BE ADVISED 
Meningococcal meningitis / septicaemia Until fully recovered  SCHOOL MUST BE ADVISED 
Meningitis due to other bacteria Until fully recovered  SCHOOL MUST BE ADVISED 
Meningitis viral  None Milder illness 
MRSA CONTACT THE SCHOOL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION  
Mumps* five days after onset of swelling   
Threadworm None  Treatment is recommended for child and household contacts 
Tonsilitis  None   

 

INJURIES Recommended period to be kept away from school       Comments   
Arm (slings or casts required)                   None                                                              SCHOOL MUST BE CONTACTED

Leg (crutches or splints required)

 

Until able to move at an acceptable speed with minimal pain                     

SCHOOL MUST BE CONTACTED.  Pupil must be brought into school accompanied by an adult, where a Health & Safety assessment must be completed prior to the pupil being allowed to stay in school.  Crutches must be supplied for purpose of use by the pupil by your GP or Hospital

SCHOOL MUST BE ADVISED as soon as the infection has been identified.

SCHOOL MUST BE CONTACTED so that arrangements can be made for the pupils safe return to school.

CONTACT THE SCHOOL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.  Contact The Hurst Community College's Welfare Office on the first day of illness and before the pupil returns back to school.

* denotes infection preventable by vaccination

IMMUNISATIONS  Recommended period to be kept away from school  Comments       
2 months old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib (DTa/IPV/Hib)          

Pheumococcal (PCV)

One injection

One injection

3 months old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib (DTa/IPV/Hib)

Meningitis C (Men C)

One injection

One injection

4 months old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib (DTa/IPV/Hib)

Pheumococcal (PCV) 

Meningitis C (Men C)

One injection

One injection

One injection

Around 12 months

Hib/Meningitis C One injection
Around 13 months

Meales Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

Pheumococcal (PCV) 

One injection

One injection

3 years and 4 months or soon after

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio (DTa/IPV) or dTaP/IPV

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

One injection

One injection

13 to 18 years old

Tetanus, diphtheria and polio (Td/IPV) 

One injection

Girls aged 12 to 13 years

Cervical cancer caused by human papilloma virus types 16 and 18.  HPV vaccine 

3 x one injection spread over 6 months
                                                                           

 

Links:

www.nhs.uk   
www.immunisation.nhs.uk   

www.hpa.org.uk  

Health Protection Agency