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Infectious Diseases

Medical Certificates are required before children who have suffered from certain diseases may be re-admitted to the school. In some cases a fixed period of absence is necessary. For further information contact the school office.

Chicken Pox – A child can be re-admitted to school after a period of at least five days from the eruption first appearing. Some remaining scabs do not justify exclusion.

Hepatitis A – A child can be re-admitted to school when a medical certificate of recovery is received but not before one week after the onset of illness.

Impetigo (School sores) – A child can be re-admitted to school after treatment has commenced. Sores on exposed surfaces must be covered with a dressing.

Measles – A child can be re-admitted to school after 4 days from the onset of the rash. Unimmunised contacts are excluded from school until 14 days after the first day of appearance of rash in the last case. If unimmunised contacts are vaccinated within 72 hours of their first contact with the first case they may return to school.

Mumps – A child can be re-admitted to school after at least 9 days from the onset of symptoms.

Head lice – The Health Department of WA states that, “The management of head lice infestation is primarily a parent responsibility, the role of the nurse in pediculosis control is that of health promotion and education. In effect this means that nurses do not carry out head checks to identify or verify head lice infestations”. Head lice infestation does not transmit disease.

Ringworm – A child can be re-admitted to school the day after treatment has commenced.

Rubella (German Measles) – A child can be re-admitted to school four days after the onset of rash.

Scabies – A child can be re-admitted to school the day after treatment has commenced.

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) – A child can be re-admitted to school 2 weeks from the onset of the illness or 5 days after commencing antibiotic treatment.