Infectious diseases

To protect other students, the school must be notified of any infectious disease. Immunisation records are checked and recorded prior to enrolment. Those who have no documented evidence of immunisation will be excluded from school during any outbreak of infectious diseases.


Incubation period: 12-25 days

Exclusion from school: for at least 9 days after onset of symptoms.

Impetigo (School Sores)

Incubation period: 4 – 10 days

Exclusion from school: 24 hours after antibiotic treatment commenced.  Lesions on exposed surfaces should be covered with a waterproof dressing.

Chicken Pox

Incubation period: 13-17 days

Exclusion from school:  At least 5 days after rash appears and until vesticules have formed crusts.  Note that crusts alone do not warrant exclusion.


Incubation period: 1-3 days.

Exclusion from school:  Until discharge from eyes has ceased.

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Incubation period:  3 – 7 days

Exclusion from school:  Until vesicles have formed crusts that are dry.


Incubation period: 4-14 days

Exclusion from school: Until child has received anti-fungal treatment for 24 hours.


Incubation period: 8 – 14 days

Exclusion from school:  For 4 days after the onset of the rash.

Rubella (German Measles)

Incubation period: 14-21 days

Exclusion from school:  For 4 days after onset on rash

Whooping Cough

Incubation period: 7 – 10 days

Exclusion from school:  Until 5 days after an appropriate antibiotic treatment or for 21 days from the onset of coughing.