Accessible Page Links



Page Tools

Main page Content

Contagious and infectious diseases

​The following are suggested absences of children who are suffering from any of the listed common diseases.

Earlier return to school may be appropriate, but a Doctor’s Certificate should be obtained in such cases to protect your child and the school against any claims of negligence or irresponsibility.

Chicken Pox At least one week or until the last lesions have healed.
Measles At least one week from the appearance of the rash.
Mumps At least two weeks from the onset of symptoms.
Rubella (German Measles) At least one week from the appearance of the rash.
Head Lice Until treatment has been used.
Scabies Until medical clearance is obtained.
School Sores (Impetigo) May attend school as long as the lesions are covered.
Ring Worm May attend school as long as the lesions are covered and appropriate treatment started.
Other Diseases (hepatitis, meningitis, whooping cough, conjunctivitis, etc.) As directed by a medical practitioner.

These are guides only and a medical certificate should be provided if earlier return to school is intended.

This policy is designed to protect the patient against further infection and allegations of spreading the disease, as well as to protect other children.

Further advice and information on these conditions can be obtained by contacting your nearest Public Health Unit. Telephone: Brisbane Northside (07) 3250 8555 or Southside (07) 3000 9148.