Launch Tool

Find out whether your child needs to stay off school if they have an infectious disease and when they can go back to school or day care.

Of course, if your child is physically unwell they should always be excluded from attending school, pre-school and child-care centres. If your child’s condition isn’t listed, or if you aren’t sure how long your child should stay at home, see your doctor.

National Health and Medical Research Council. Staying Healthy in Child Care. Preventing Infectious Diseases in Child Care, 4th edition. Endorsed December 2005.

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