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Published on 01 February 2019

Managing Infectious Diseases: Exclusion Periods

Schools and nurseries are common sites for transmission of infections. Children are particularly susceptible because:

  • they have immature immune systems
  • have close contact with other children
  • sometimes have no or incomplete vaccinations
  • have a poor understanding of hygiene practices

 

The way to prevent and manage infectious disease in your setting is to:

  • promote immunisation
  • promptly exclude the unwell child or member of staff
  • check that effective handwashing is being carried out routinely

 

The attached Public Health England document provides information on the required exclusion periods for staff and children for a range of infectious diseases.

For further information please use link below

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-protection-in-schools-and-other-childcare-facilities

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Author: Vikki Tolley

Categories: Local Authority

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