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Illness and Absence

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Contact Us

If your child is ill you must let the school know.

You can do this by calling the school on 682190 and leaving a message or speaking to a member of staff. You can also let the class teacher know directly.

Diarrhoea and/or vomiting

Recommended period to be kept away from school:

48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.

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Chicken Pox

Recommended period to be kept away from school:

5 days from onset of rash.

Chickenpox is a common childhood illness that causes a rash of itchy spots that turn to fluid-filled blisters 

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German Measles/ Rubella

Recommended period to be kept away from school:

6 days from onset of rash.

A red-pink rash is a common symptom of rubella 

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Impetigo

Recommended period to be kept away from school:

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

Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection which causes sores and blisters. It's very common and affects mainly children.

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Measles

Recommended period to be kept away from school:

4 days from onset of rash.

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Shingles

Recommended period to be kept away from school:

Exclude only if rash is weeping and cannot be covered

Shingles is an infection of a nerve and the skin around it. It is caused by the herpes varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox.

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Meningitis

Links to useful sites and symptom checker

Meningitis Research Foundation

Signs & Symptoms (Babies/Toddlers/Young children)

Signs & Symptoms (Teenagers/Young Adults/Adults)

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