Hythe Community Primary School

Learning for Life

Thorpe Road, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 3HD

01784452972

info@hythe.surrey.sch.uk

Medical Information

INFECTION CONTROL IN SCHOOL

In order to prevent the spread of infection, the school follows the advice of the government's Health Protection Agency (HPA) in respect of the amount of time a child should be kept away from school after a period of illness.

Here is an extract from the HPA Guidance for the most common illnesses and infections:

 

  Infection or illness

 Recommended period to be kept away from school 

 Diarrhoea and/or vomiting          48 hours from last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting
 Chicken Pox  Five days from the appearance of rash
 Measles  Four days from the appearance of rash

 

Click here to see the whole HPA document "Guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings"

 

ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINES

Please note that this policy is currently under review