Communicable Diseases

Communicable Diseases

Illness/Disease Minimal period of exclusion Notifiable to Health Authority
Vomiting
48 hours clear of vomiting
No
Diarrhoea
48hours clear of Diarrhoea
No
Giardia
Whilst symptoms persist
No
Herpes Simplex (Cold sores)
At managers discretion please phone for advice
No
Hand, foot and mouth
48 Hours after spots develop or until well
No
Head Lice
Until treated
No
Hepatitis A
7 days from onset
Yes
Hepatitis C
If unwell
Yes
Measles
5 days minimum from onset of rash
Yes
German measles
7 days minimum after onset of rash
Yes
Glandular Fever
Until well
No
Chickenpox / shingles
5 days minimum from onset of rash
No
Conjunctivitis
Whilst red and discharging
No
Cryptosporidiosis
48 hrs after last bout
No
Mumps
5 days from onset
Yes
Slapped cheek
Until well
No
Scarlet Fever
48hrs after antibiotics start
Yes
Streptococcal
5 days after antibiotics start
No
Tuberculosis
Until advised by health Authority
Yes
Typhoid
Until advised by health Authority
Yes
Viral Gastroenteritis
Until symptom free for 48 hrs
Only in out break
Whooping cough
After 5 days of antibiotics
Yes
Impetigo
Until skin is clear no blisters or 48hrs after starting antibiotics
No
Molluscum contagiosum None A self-limiting condition
Molluscum contagiosum None A self-limiting condition
None A self-limiting condition

The above list is not exhaustible and Joeys retains the right to change any information or exclude any child who is deemed infectious.

 

The following illnesses require a child to be declared free from infection by a GP before they can return:

Gastroenteritis                 Poliomyelitis            Dysentery

Food poisoning                  Tuberculosis           Salmonellosis

Typhoid Fever                  Diphtheria              Meningitis            Hepatitis B

Children must remain at home after receiving any prescribed medicines for 24 hours the same applies for injections the child must remain at home for 24 hours after any injection in case of a reaction or high temperature. If a child receives an MMR vaccination they must remain at home for 24hours due to the high content of injection. This exclusion is in place as a precaution because children can have an allergic reaction to the immunisations. This is the case for all injections and medications even if they have had them before because an allergy can develop at any stage.

 

Please remember Joeys cannot offer your child 1:1 attention if they are unwell.

 

If we believe your child is not well enough to join in with the daily activities or if they are requiring constant comforting, we will phone and request you collect them.

 

We understand that time off with a sick child can be inconvenient however in our experience a few days off at the onset of an illness can help prevent further time off due to a child contracting other viruses and bugs due to low immunity. 

Signed on behalf of Milnthorpe Family Centre Directors

Katie Smyth – Joeys Manager                                       Reviewed – January 2017

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