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Health Matters

The School Nurse Team can be contacted on – Tel: 01454 338804

Please find below information regarding  some common infections/complaints and how long your child should be kept at home.

Please remember it is our school policy that you contact school when your child is ill on the first and each subsequent morning of absence before 9.00 am.

Infection or Complaint

Period to be kept home from School

Chicken Pox

Until all spots have crusted over

Diarrhoea and/or vomiting

48 hours from last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting


Until recovered

Head Lice

Child can return as soon as treatment has begun.


Until lesions are crusted and healed, or 48 hours after starting antibiotic treatment

Scarlet Fever

Child can return 24 hours after starting appropriate antibiotic treatment

For further information on these and other infections/complaints please click this link to visit the NHS Choices website.

Other websites that may be of interest to you are as follows:


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