Contagious Diseases and incubation period


Illness

Period of absence required

Chicken Pox, German Measles & Measles

5 Days after the onset of the rash/ spots

Conjunctivitis

48 Hours after drops given

Sickness / Diarrhoea & Food Poisoning

48 Hours Symptom free from sickness and diarrhoea

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

3-5 days from onset of rash

Impetigo

Once on antibiotics or lesions have stopped weeping or crusted over

Influenza

Until clinically well

Mumps

5 days from the onset of swollen glands

Scabies

Until the first application of treatment has been completed

Whooping Cough

5 Days if treated with antibiotics