Exclusion Criteria for Childcare and Childminding Settings

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Exclusion Criteria for Childcare and Childminding settings
recommended time to be kept away from daycare and childminding Main points • Anychildwhoisunwellshouldnotattend,regardlessofwhethertheyhaveaconfirmed infection. • Childrenwithdiarrhoeaand/orvomitingshouldbeexcludeduntiltheyhavehadno symptomsfor48hoursafteranepisodeofdiarrhoeaand/orvomiting. • Coughsandrunnynosesaloneneednotbeareasonforexclusionbutifthechildisunwell theyshouldnotattend. • Skinrashesshouldbeprofessionallydiagnosedandachildshouldonlybeexcluded followingappropriateadvice. • Certainindividualsexposedtoaninfection,forexampleanimmunocompromisedchildwhois takinglongtermsteroidtreatmentorhascancer,mayrequirespecificadvicefromtheirGP. Childrenshouldonlybeexcludedwhenthereisgoodreason.Ifindoubtcontactamember oftheHealthProtectionTeam(HPT). • IfanoutbreakofinfectionissuspectedthelocalHealthProtectionTeamshouldbe contacted. Infection/Virus Exclusion period FurtherinformationcanbefoundinInfectionPreventionandControlinChildcareSettings (DayCareandchildmindingsettings)http://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/haiic/ic/guidelinedetail. aspx?id=47103 Informationoncurrentimmunisationscheduleforchildrencanbefoundathttp://www. immunisationscotland.org.uk/index.aspx

IfyouhaveanyquestionspleasecontactyourlocalHealthProtectionTeam(HPT) Name:................................................................................................................................................... TelephoneNumber:...........................................................................................................................

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DIarrhoEa anD VomItIng IllnEss
Excludeuntil48hoursafterthediarrhoeaand/orvomitinghas stopped. Dependingonthespecificinfection,exclusionmayapplyto: •youngchildren; •thosewho...
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