King Fisher Nursery

baby unit, day nursery & pre‐school

Exclusion Procedure for Illness/Communicable Disease

MINIMUM PERIODS OF EXCLUSION FROM NURSERY

Disease/Illness: Minimal Exclusion Period
Antibiotics prescribed: First day at home
Temperature: If sent home ill, child must be off for 24 hours
Vomiting: If sent home ill, child must be off for 48 hours
Conjunctivitis: Once treated no incubation necessary
Diarrhea: 48 hours
Chickenpox: 5 days from appearance of the rash
Gastroenteritis, food poisoning, salmonellosis and dysentery: Until authorised by District Community Physician
Infective hepatitis: 7 days from onset of jaundice
Measles: 7 days from appearance of the rash
Meningococcal infection: Until recovered from the illness
Mumps: Until the swelling has subsided and in no case less than 7 days from onset of illness
Pertussis (whooping cough): 21 days from the onset of paroxysmal cough
Poliomyelitis : Until declared free from infection by District Community Physician
Rubella (German measles): 4 days from appearance of the rash
Scarlet fever and streptococcal infection of the throat: Until appropriate medical treatment has been given and in no case for less than 3 days from the start of treatment
Tuberculosis: Until declared free from infection by the District Community Physician
Typhoid fever: Until declared free from infection by the District Community Physician
Impetigo: Until the skin is healed
Pediculosis (lice): Until appropriate treatment has been given
Plantar warts: No exclusion. Should be treated and covered
Ringworm of scalp: Treatment from GP is needed.
Ringworm of body: Seldom necessary to exclude provided treatment is being given and area is covered
Scabies: Need not be excluded once appropriate treatment has been given

Updated February 2016
Reviewed