Asthma and Allergies

Please inform us if your child suffers from asthma or allergies, as we need to have this information on record. Please also ensure your child has their in date inhaler or epipen in school at all times.

Please inform us of any changes of medication.

No illegal substances may be brought into school under any circumstances by children or adults.

Recommended Action in cases of certain skin conditions

Ringworm Ensure adequate treatment is instituted and in the case of ringworm of the body that the lesions are covered.

Impetigo Exclusion from school until adequate treatment is instituted.

Scabies Exclusion from school until adequate treatment is instituted.

Athlete’s Foot Exclusion from barefoot activities until cleared.

Plantar Warts It is advised that a sock be worn for swimming and (Verrucae) footwear for P.E. and games.

Other ailments may include:-

Disease

Incubation period

Minimum exclusion period

Advice to contacts

Chickenpox Herpes Zoster

14-21 days

1 week from onset of rash

German Measles (Rubella)

14-21 days

4 days from onset of rash

Exclude pregnant women and refer to GP for immunisation

Measles

10-15 days (Commonly 12 to onset of illness and 16 to onset of rash)

7 days from onset of rash

Immunise children under 10

Mumps

12-26 days

Until swelling has subsided

(7 days minimum)

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

7-10 days

21 days from onset of whoop

Verruscae Plantaris (Plantar Warts)

Exclusion from swimming and other barefoot activity- keep foot covered

Bacillary Dysentery

1-7 days

Until clinically fit and when necessary, bacteriological test is clear

Tuberculosis (Primary)

4-6 weeks

Refer to GP and TB Clinic at Nobles

Tuberculosis (Secondary)

Variable

Until confirmed non- infectious

Typhoid Fever

7-21 days (usually14)

Until bacteriological test is clear

Will be advised by Public Health Department

Paratyphoid Fever

1-10 days

Until bacteriological test is clear

Will be advised by Public Health Department

Food Poisoning including Salmonellosis

2-48 hours

Until bacteriological test is clear and clinically fit

Will be advised by Public Health Department

Hepatitis A

15-50 days

7 days from onset of jaundice and jaundice cleared

Meningococcal Infection (Meningitis)

2-10 days (commonly 2-5)

Until clinical recovery

Refer to Public Health and General practitioner for preventative treatment (Close family only)

Streptococcal Infection (sore throat, scarlet fever etc)

2-5 days

Until clinical recovery

Athletes foot

Keep foot covered

Ringworm of the body

Exclusion unnecessary- ensure treatment

Ringworm of the scalp

Exclusion unnecessary- ensure treatment

PLEASE NOTIFY SCHOOL IF YOUR CHILD HAS ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED AILMENTS.