Ysgol Gymunedol Craig yr Wylfa
Phone: 01970 871280
Rashes & Skin / Recommended period to be kept away from school /
For five days from onset of rash / It is not necessary to wait until spots have healed or crushed.
Five days from onset of rash / The child is most infectious before the diagnosis is made and most children should be immune due to immunisation so that exclusion after the rash appears will prevent very few cases.
Until lesions are crusted or healed / Antibiotic treatment by mouth may speed healing. If lesions can reliably be kept covered exclusion may be shortened.
Five days from onset of rash / Measles is now rare in the UK.
Five days from onset of rash / Treatment recommended for the affected child.
Slapped cheek or Fifth disease (Pavovirus)
None / Exclusion is ineffective as nearly all transmission take place before the child becoming unwell.
Warts & Verrucae
None / Affected children may go swimming but verrucae should be covered.
Others / Recommended period to be kept away from
school / Comments
Diarrhoea, Vomiting Illness
48 hours from last bout.
None / If an outbreak occurs consult Consultant in / Communicable Disease Control.
Head lice (nits)
None / Treatment is recommended only in cases where live lice have definitely been seen / Combing done every night.
Five days from onset of swollen glands / The child is most infectious before the diagnosis is made and most children should be immune due to immunisation.
None / Transmission is uncommon in schools but treatment is recommended for the child and family / School must be informed.
For further advice, contact your GP or our School Nurse: Angharad Jones 01970 635337