Communicable Diseases

Parents are requested to inform the school if a child has had a communicable or infectious disease and is required to observe the exclusion from school period. Public Health Department recommendations for the most common school-aged infectious diseases are listed below.


Period of Exclusion

Chicken Pox Until scabs are healed


Until discharge from eyes has ceased


Until medical certificate of recovery NB contacts excluded

Glandular Fever

Until child is well

Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

Until all blisters have crusted

Head Lice

Until treatment has commenced 

Hepatitis A

Until medical certificate of recovery produced

Hepatitis B & C

Not necessary


At least 4 days after the onset of the rash 


At least 9 days after the onset of symptoms


Until the day after treatment has commenced


Until mites and eggs are destroyed

Whooping Cough

For 2 weeks from onsets of illness or for 5 days after starting antibiotic treatment 


One week after diagnosis and until no symptoms persist

More information is available from the Department of Health


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