This is based on NHS Advice for Schools
Parents are requested to notify the school of any chronic or contagious medical conditions
Keep your child off school until all of their spots have crusted over.
Cough and Cold
A child with a minor cough or cold may attend school. If this is accompanied by a raised temperature, shivers or drowsiness, the child should stay off school and return to school 24 hours after they start to feel better.
Your child should stay off school for at least 4 days from the start of the rash.
Hand, Foot and Mouth
This is a common infection that causes mouth ulcers and spots on the hands and feet. Keep your child away from school until feeling better.
A child with a mild headache does not usually need to be kept off school. If it is more severe or accompanied by other symptoms such as a temperature or drowsiness, then the child should stay off school.
Your child should stay away from school until all lesions are crusted and healed or until 48 hours after treatment has started
Your child should stay away from school for at least 4 days from the appearance of the rash.
Your child should stay away from school for at least 5 days from the start of the symptoms.
If your child has a raised temperature, they shouldn’t attend school. They can return 24 hours after they start to feel better.
Keep your child off school and check with your GP or practice nurse. Skin rashes can be the first sign of many infectious diseases.
This is a mild childhood illness but does require antibiotic treatment. Please see your GP and keep your child off school for at least 24 hours after starting taking the antibiotic treatment.
Your child may attend school with a minor sore throat alone but if accompanied by a raised temperature your child should stay at home.
Vomiting and Diarrhoea
Children with vomiting or diarrhoea must be kept off school until at least 48 hours after their symptoms have gone.
Your child should stay away from school for 3 weeks from the start of coughing bouts or 5 days from the start of antibiotic treatment (whichever is sooner).