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my DD (2) has just been diagnosed with this, my GP said to keep her off nursery until her cheeks weren't red anymore but online ti says was they're red then their not infectious!!! very confusing. i've posted some info on the thread under Health saying 'message for hulababy'
Our lot had it and the Dr told us that once the rash was out they were not infectious but the school said that they couldn't come. Dr was annoyed because he said it was ridiculous. So you will have to ask your school sorry.
I had this out with our school the week before half term.
As a C/mer I use the Guidence for schools on Infectious diseases. This states that when the rash has occurred the virus is not infectious any more.
A mum said that her child had been sent home from school with SC and could I have her on Thurs (it was Tues). I spoke to the school and asked for a copy of the guidence they used. She said they didn't have any.....I asked wht the child had been sent home.'well we thought it was best' I asked if she had been ill - no - just the rash????
So the head rang the school nurse who said that if the child was "well in herself(?)" she could attend school.
(did myself out of £24 ) but she went to school (and my name is mud )