School Exclusion Chart

School Exclusion – HPA Guidance

Rashes & Skin Infections
Athlete’s FootNone
Chickenpox5 days from onset of rash
Cold soresNone
Rubella6 days from onset of rash
Hand, Foot & MouthNone
ImpetigoUntil lesions are crusted and healed, or 48h after starting abx
Measles4 days from onset of rash
Molluscum contagiosumNone
Roseola (infantum)None
ScabiesChild can return after first treatment
Scarlet FeverChild can return 24h after starting appropriate abx treatment
Slapped Cheek (5th disease)None
ShinglesExclude only if rash in weeping & cannot be covered
Warts & VerrucaeNone

Diarrhoea & Vomiting
Diarrhea &/or vomiting48h from last episode of diarrhea or vomiting
E coli O15748h from last episode of diarrheaFurther exclusion may be required for some children until theyare no longer excreting
Typhoid & Paratyphoid (enteric fever)
Shingella (dysentery)
Cryptosporidiosis48h from last episode or diarrhea

Respiratory Infections
InfluenzaUntil recovered
TuberculosisAlways consult local HPU (011785 221158/01785 221126)
Whooping cough5/7 from starting abx or 21/7 from onset of illness of not on abx

Other Infections
DiptheriaExclusion essential.  Always consult HPU
Glandular feverNone
Head liceNone
Hepatitis AExclude until 7/7 after onset of jaundice or sx onset if no jaundice
Hepatitis B,C, HIV/AIDSNone
Meningococcal meningitis /septicaemia Until recovered
Meningitis – other bacterial cause
Viral MeningitisNone
MumpsExclude for 5 days after onset of swelling