Quick guide to school exclusions and infections

Athlete’s foot – none

 

Chickenpox- until all vesicles have crusted over

 

Cold sores (Herpes simplex)- none​

 

Conjunctivitis -none

 

Diarrhoea and/or vomiting – 48 hours from last episode

 

Flu – until recovered

 

German measles (rubella)- four days from onset of rash

 

Glandular fever -none

 

Hand, foot and mouth – none

 

Head lice – none

 

Impetigo- until lesions are crusted (or 48 hours after starting antibiotics)

 

Measles- four days from onset of rash

 

Molluscum contagiosum – none

 

Mumps – exclude child for five days after onset of swelling

 

Ringworm- exclusion not necessary

 

Scabies – can return after first treatment

 

Scarlet fever – can return 24 hours after starting antibiotics

 

Threadworms – none​​

 

Tonsillitis – none

 

Warts and verrucae – none (verrucas should be covered in swimming pools and gyms)

 

Whooping cough – 5 days from starting antibiotic treatment (or 21 days from onset if no treatment