When can your child return to school or nursery after having these illnesses?

All parents dread the call from school or nursery to come and collect their poorly little one.

Friday, 15th March 2019, 2:42 pm
Updated Friday, 15th March 2019, 3:58 pm
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But depending on what they've caught, they might be able to return sooner than you think. This is the current advice, according to the NHS and the Public Health Agency:

Your child can return when all spots have crusted over
No need to stay off, but school or nursery should be informed

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Your child can return 48 hours after the last episode
No need to stay off, but school or nursery should be informed
No need to stay off, but school or nursery should be informed
Your child can return when lesions are crusted and healed or 48 hours after commencing antibiotics
Your child can return 4 days from onset of rash
Your child can return 5 days from onset of swelling
Your child can return after the first treatment
Your child can return 24 hours after commencing antibiotics
No need to stay off, but school or nursery should be informed
Your child can return 48 hours after commencing antibiotics
Your child cannot return until they are fully recovered
No need to stay off, but school or nursery should be informed
No need to stay off, but school or nursery should be informed
No need to stay off, but school or nursery should be informed