Advice on school exclusion due to:

Chicken Pox

Diptheria

Diarrhoah

Head Lice

Impetico (School Sores)

Leprosy

Measles

Menningococcal Infection

Mumps

Parvovirus (slap cheek disease)

Polio Myelitus

Ringworm

Rubella (German Measles)

Scabies

Streptococcal Infections

Tuberculosis

Typhoid

Whooping Cough

Viral Hepatitis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Policies

Bundalaguah Primary School provides policies in line with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development guidelines.

ABSENCES

Children who are ill should be kept home.  The Department of Health requires that absence notices be sent to school if your child has been away from school.  This is to be done using the child’s individual diary.

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & WELL-BEING

Bundalaguah Primary School has a comprehensive policy on student engagement and well-being that can be downloaded here.

MEDICATION WHILE AT SCHOOL

For the safety of children and effective administering of medication, it is extremely important that parents provide written instructions when they wish teachers to supervise the taking of medicines by children. Medications must have child's name printed on the item of medication.  Parents of children with Asthma are asked to supply full details of recommended treatment in case of attacks. An up to date asthma plan from your doctor must be lodged at the office.  A medication folder for details is located in the staffroom.

INFECTIOUS DISEASES A - Z

The following list of infectious diseases is provided to assist you in determining when your child should be excluded from attending school.

CHICKEN POX           

Until fully recovered or at least 1 week after the eruption first appears   Some remaining scabs are not an indication for continued exclusion.

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DIPHTHERIA

Until at least 2 negative throat swabs have been obtained at intervals of not less than 48 hours, the first swab taken not less than 24 hours after cessation of antimicrobial therapy.  Others living in the same house to be excluded until released by a Medical Officer of Health.

DIARRHOEA

Until diarrhoea has stopped.

HEAD LICE

Until appropriate treatment has commenced, supported when requested by a medical certificate.  Others in the same house to be inspected regularly but not excluded. Headlice checks take place once a term.  Read our policy on Head Lice.

IMPETIGO (SCHOOL SORES)

Until sores have fully healed.  The child may be allowed to return provided that appropriate treatment is being applied and that sores on exposed surfaces such as scalp, face, hands and legs are covered with a waterproof dressing.

LEPROSY

Until receipt of a medical certificate of recovery from infection.

MEASLES

For at least 7 days from the appearance of the rash or until a medical certificate of recovery is produced.  Others in the same house to be excluded for 13 days after last contact, unless medical documentation of prior infection/immunisation is provided.

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MENINGOCOCCAL INFECTION

Until a medical certificate of recovery is produced.  Others in the same house to be excluded until they have been receiving appropriate treatment for at least 48 hours

MUMPS

Until fully recovered.

PARVOVIRUS B19 (‘SLAP CHEEK’ Disease)

No exclusion, as those infected are most contagious before onset of rash, but may be kept home if showing sign of being unwell.  People who are ‘immune suppressed’, ‘chronic haemolytic disorder’ or ‘pregnant’ need to be notified and extra care taken.

POLIO MYELITIS

For at least 14 days from onset and  until a medical certificate  of recovery is produced.

RINGWORM

Until appropriate treatment has commenced, supported when requested by medical certificate.

RUBELLA (GERMAN MEASLES)

Until fully recovered and at least 14 days from the onset of the rash.

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SCABIES

Until appropriate treatment has commenced, supported when requested by medical certificate.

STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS – INCLUDING SCARLET FEVER

Until a medical certificate of recovery is produced.

TUBERCULOSIS

Until a medical certificate is produced stating that the patient is no longer infectious.

TYPHOID AND PARATYPHOID FEVER

Until receipt of a medical certificate of recovery from infection.

WHOOPING COUGH

For 4 weeks or until a medical certificate of recovery is produced.

VIRAL HEPATITIS           

Until a medical certificate of recovery is produced, or when symptoms have subsided, but not before 7 days after onset of jaundice.

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