Medical Exclusion Policy

Recommended minimum exclusion periods from attending school, for having infectious disease, or contact diseases.

Common Infectious Diseases

  • Chicken Pox: five days from the appearance of spots.
  • Infective Hepatitis: excluded until medical certificate of recovery is produced,
    if this is not available, re-admit once symptoms have subsided.
  • Measles: seven days from the appearance of the rash.
  • Mumps: ten days from onset of symptoms.
  • Rubella: (German Measles) five days from the appearance of the rash.
  • Scarlet Fever: excluded until appropriate medical treatment given and a medical certificate
    of recovery is produced.

Rare Infectious Diseases.

  • Diphtheria: excluded until medical certificate of recovery is produced.
  • Meningococcal Infection: excluded until medical certificate of recovery is produced.
  • Poliomyelitis: fourteen days from the onset of illness.
  • Tuberculosis: excluded until clearance is given by the Director of Tuberculosis.

Common diseases affecting skin, hair & eyes.

  • Ringworm: re-admit when appropriate treatment has commenced,
  • Scabies: a medical certificate may be requested.
  • Head Lice: re-admit when hair is treated. A medical certificate may be requested
  • Conjunctivitis: (acute infectious) until discharge from eyes has ceased.
  • School sores: until sores have fully healed. The child may be allowed to return (impetigo) provided that appropriate treatment is being applied and sores on exposed surfaces such as scalp, face, hands or legs are properly covered with occlusive dressings. Although a medical certificate may be produced showing earlier recovery, children should be excluded from school for the recommended period in order to protect other school children from infection.  Any enquiries should be directed to school student services.

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