St Catherine's Catholic Primary School
All children will inevitably have some time off school due to one illness or another. When your child is ill or is going to be late please telephone school as soon as possible.
Below is a list of common ailments and the accepted periods of exclusion from school. For any other diseases or medical conditions the Headteacher or your Family doctor will be able to advise.
|DISEASE||MINIMUM PERIOD OF EXCLUSION|
|Sickness / diarrhoea||48hrs after symptoms have subsided|
|Chicken Pox||Until all vesticles have crusted over|
|Hand foot and mouth||None|
|Impetigo||Until lesions are crusted over and healed, or 48 hours after commencing antibiotic treatment|
|Covid-19||Stay at home and avoid contact with other people until you no longer have a high temp (if you had one) or until you feel better|
|Scarlet Fever||Child can return 24 hours after commencing appropriate antibiotic treatment|
|Whooping Cough||48 hours from commencing antibiotic treatment or 21 days from onset of illness if no antibiotic treatment|
|Shingles||Exclude only if rash is weeping and cannot be covered|
If your child is taken ill whilst at school or is involved in an accident, we will get in touch with you, or the emergency contact as indicated on your pupil's record.
It is important that contact details for your child are kept up to date, so please inform the school immediately of any changes of telephone numbers or emergency contacts etc.