Please note:the information on this page is strictly to be used as a guide only. Please seek medical advice if you have any concern regarding your child's health to receive accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Disease or condition
Pupil Exclusion from School period
Exclusion of family members or other Contacts
Amoebiasis (Entamoeba Histolytica)
Exclude until diarrhea has ceased
Exclude until fully recovered or at least 5days after eruption first appears. Note: that some remaining scabs are not a reason for continued exclusion.
Any child with an immune deficiency (for example, leukemia) or recovering chemotherapy should be excluded
Exclude until discharge from eyes had ceased
Exclude until diarrhea has ceased or until medical certificate of recovery is produced
Exclude until medical certificate of recovery is received following at least 2 negative throat swabs, the first not less than 24hours after finishing a course of antibiotics and the other 48hours later.
Exclude family/household contacts until cleared to return by the Office.
Haemophilius type B (Hib)
Exclude until medical certificate of recovery is received
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Until blisters have dried
Exclude until a medical certificate of recovery is received, but not before 7days after the onset if jaundice or illness
Herpes (Cold sores)
Young children unable to comply with good hygiene practices should be excluded while the lesion is weeping. Lesions to be covered by dressing, where possible.
Human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV/AIDS virus)
Exclusion is not necessary unless child has secondary infection
Impetigo (School Sores)
Exclude until appropriate treatment ha commenced. Sores on exposed surfaces must be covered with a waterlight dressing
Influenza and Influenza like illnesses
Exclude until well
Exclude until approval to return has been given by the Office
Exclude for at least 4 days after onset of rash
Immunised contacts not excluded. Unimmunised contacts should be excluded until 14days after the first day of appearance of rash in the last case. If unimmunised contacts are vaccinated within 72hours of last contact with the first case they may return to school.
Excluded until adequate carrier eradication therapy has been completed
Not excluded if receiving carrier eradication
Excluded for 9days or until swelling goes down (whichever is sooner)
Exclude for at least 14days from onset. Re-admit after recovering medical certificate of recovering.
Ringworm, Scabies, Head Lice (Pediculosis)
Readmit the day after appropriate treatment has commenced
Rubella (German Measles)
Exclude until fully recovered or for at least four days after the onset of rash
Exclude until diarrhea has ceases
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Exclude until medical certificate of recovery is produced
Streptococcal Infection (including Scarlet Fever)
Exclude until the child has received antibiotics treatment for at least 24hours and the child feels well
Readmit the day after appropriate treatment for at least 24hours and the child feels well
Exclude until receipt of a medical certificate from the treating physician stating that the child is not considered to be infectious
Typhoid fever (including paratyphoid fever)
Exclude until approved to return had been given by the Office
Not excluded unless considered necessary by the Office
Verotoxin producing Escherichia coil (VTEC)
Exclude if required by the Office and only for the period specified by the Secretary
Excluded the child for 5days after starting antibiotics treatment
Exclude unimmunised household contacts aged less than 7years and close child care contacts for 14days after the last exposure to infection or until they have taken 5days of a 10day course of antibiotics
Exclude if diarrhea present