Chicken pox and siblings - need a quick answer

(5 Posts)
JeanBodel Tue 11-Feb-14 07:42:22

My daughter has come out in chicken pox overnight. My son, who shares her room, seems well.

Obviously she can't go to school. Would you send him? My concern is that he is very likely to have it/catch it, and he would go in and infect his class. I am particularly worried because there are a fair few newborns around and their siblings are in my son's class.

WWYD?

TIA.

Epictantrum Tue 11-Feb-14 07:45:33

I don't think you should keep him off, it might be 3 weeks before he gets it.

SweepTheHalls Tue 11-Feb-14 07:45:45

Send him, he may even be immune, and if you keep them off each time they may catch something attendance will be awful!

snoggle Tue 11-Feb-14 07:49:17

I don't think you should keep a child off school on the basis they might develop something.

JeanBodel Tue 11-Feb-14 07:51:11

That's great, thanks very much, I will tell him.

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