We often receive telephone calls from parents asking us for advice on absences associated with childhood illnesses.  We hope that this information will help you.

Chickenpox, Shingles At home until all vesicles have crusted over (Shingles - stay at home if rash is weeping and cannot be covered).
Conjunctivitis When well enough to return
Diarrhoea and Gastroenteritis Any person vomiting or suffering from diarrhoea to remain at home until 24 hours after it has stopped 
Erythema Parvovirus Infectious before rash occurs.  Recommend 48 hours at home to (Slapped Cheek) recover 
Hand Foot and Mouth 7 days then when well enough to return
Hepatitis A 7 days exclusion 
Hepatitis B When well enough to do so, return to school.  Report to school nurse at Boldmere Clinic 
Impetigo At home 48 hours after treatment has started and crusts are drying up.  Sores need to be covered up 
Influenza Return to school when well 
Live Head Lice Child to be sent home for treatment 
Measles At home until 4 days after the appearance of the rash 
Mumps At home until 5 days after the swelling started 
Ringworm Report to school nurse treatment is required. Activities involving physical contact, or undressing for PE etc. should be discouraged 
R.S.V. Virus Bronchiolitus Exclude until recovered 
Rubella (German Measles) At home until 4 days after the appearance of the rash 
Scabies At home until after first treatment 
Tonsillitis and Scarlet Fever At home until well enough to return
Whooping Cough At home at least 5 days after treatment has started, or 21 days from onset of illness if not antibiotic treatment.