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Aibu to wonder (hypothetically) the % who adhere to the 48h rule- strictly

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Awkward1 · 06/12/2019 20:13

So if say a dc V 12noon saturday. So shouldnt be at school monday. (Or till after noon)
Are people sending them in as they are 'better' (but possibly still contagious). Or not wanting to take a day off work unpaid.
So Yes is sending them too early.
No is stricktly adhering.

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PinkiOcelot · 06/12/2019 20:14

I always strictly adhered to the 48 hour rule. It’s there for a reason.


Sirzy · 06/12/2019 20:14

I always stick to it.

But given the number of local schools who have had to close recently due to such bad outbreaks I am guessing way too many still don’t


DelurkingAJ · 06/12/2019 20:15

I pay for childcare that will have them when they’re sick (and Inset days etc etc).


Awkward1 · 06/12/2019 20:16

Or Yabu = sending them early
Yanbu = adhering

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Hollycumpooster · 06/12/2019 20:16

12 noon on Saturday last sign of D&V? My DC would be in school Monday.
If it was Sunday though they would have the day off school on Monday


OneForMeToo · 06/12/2019 20:17

Always stick to it rather keep than off a day too many than infect an entire class.


Wtfdoipick · 06/12/2019 20:17

Our school says 24 hours, wish it was 48 I would keep her off that long


Witchofzog · 06/12/2019 20:19

Why would you send your kids anywhere when they are sick? If they are unwell they will want to be at home. Even if they are going to the most nurturing comfy environment, they still wont want to be removed from their beds early in the morning

Op I adhere because I would not want someone with a compromised immune system end up in hospital because of me


raspberryk · 06/12/2019 20:19

I always follow the 48 hour rule and it pissed me off if I hear if anyone who doesn't, has sent child to school or come round to me before at least the 48 hours has passed.
Yes you too @Hollycumpooster


MongerTruffle · 06/12/2019 20:20

Our council changed it to 24 hours a few years ago.


InACheeseAndPickle · 06/12/2019 20:21

DS has been sick at 10am Saturday absolutely fine afterwards: I dropped him at school at 9am.


Hollycumpooster · 06/12/2019 20:21

Having said that last time DC had D&V he was very ill for a week so GP wanted a poo sample. Turns out he had a communicable infection but by the time we got the result DC had been back in school for a couple of days ( he had been fine for 48 hours). GP was slightly horrified as he should have been off for a further week. 🤷🏻‍♀️ The whole school did not come down with a nasty case of communicable D&V.


Elbeagle · 06/12/2019 20:22

Our school has a 24 hour rule.


Merename · 06/12/2019 20:25

@Hollycumpooster, the contagiousness of these bugs doesn’t change if it’s a weekend!

I am strictly 48hrs, or more if practical. We’ve had it passed around our family more than 48hrs after exposure. I really can’t understand people who wouldn’t wait even 48hrs. Maybe people who haven’t had sickness bugs before?


IlsSortLaPlupartAuNuitMostly · 06/12/2019 20:27

I wouldn’t stick to it if I was certain that it was due to a non-contagious factor (some people get doctrinaire about it even when it’s clearly due to car sickness/migraine etc). Otherwise I think I generally have (although my DC’s schools haven’t been particularly hot on the 48 hour rule).


JeezyPeeps · 06/12/2019 20:27

The 48 hour role is not going to stop norovirus, even if everyone adhered to it. People are contagious for at least three days and in some cases a few weeks after - although it's at its most contragious during and just after an episode.


Hollycumpooster · 06/12/2019 20:30

It depends on the bug, they are not all the same and there is no way of knowing unless you get it properly tested. In an ideal world we would all be able to take a week off school with a healthy child after they have vomited a few times. Just follow the advice of your local authority, 24 hours is ours and that is what I do, sick one day, next day off school then back to normal.


MrsHandles · 06/12/2019 20:31

Please always stick to the 48 hour rule. Yes be child in my class came back too early, had a loose motion, and has since passed it on to most of the year group, of which there are 60 children. Yes it’s inconvenient to lose a day’s pay, but please think of all the other children and adults they will come into contact with.


TheCanyon · 06/12/2019 20:31

Absolutely 48 hours. If my child was last sick at 8.46am (a minute past school start time) on saturday, I'd keep them off the monday. It really does my tits in that parents can't be arsed to stick to it. See it on fb all the time "oh I've had enough, they're going back tomorrow". My dc have had the sickness bug for the last 3 years at xmas cause selfish idiots don't want their little darlings to miss the school xmas party etc.

I had a friends two dc the other day. Half hour after they arrived the eldest piped up that his ds had been sick. Their dm was phoned to get them pronto. Yup, sickness bug. Luckily they were late to be dropped off so my dc were at school or I would have gone nuts.


MrsHandles · 06/12/2019 20:32

Yes be? Should be ‘Recently a’


roses2 · 06/12/2019 20:32

I'm wondering about the demographic of the people replying they would keep them home for 48 hours. Are they mostly SAHPs?

If the same question were asked of parents who work full time I suspect the answers would be different.

For what its worth if the last sign of d&v was Saturday 12pm and my D'S woke up on time and seemed ok I would send him in Monday am.


IlsSortLaPlupartAuNuitMostly · 06/12/2019 20:32

We’re not talking about poorly children though Witchofzog: we're talking about children who vomited yesterday morning and seem fine today. It may be foolish and antisocial to send them into school but it’s not cruel and uncaring.


PickAChew · 06/12/2019 20:33

I'm usually struct about it but both of the boys have been through phases of cyclic pukey migraines to the point that we had the EWO on our backs about DS1, despite us being less strict and sending him back as soon as he was getting on our last nerve well. We're still very strict with DS2, though, even when it's 99% certain that his puke was a migraine, as there are some very vulnerable kids at his special school.


commanderdalgliesh · 06/12/2019 20:34

I got slated on a mums group for this without even realising i was breaching any times. O thought two days after would be fine. Dd sick Saturday afternoon but fine all day Sunday. I was going back to work from maternity leave on the Monday. I sent her in. I think it's much easier for people who aren't at work to stick to this. Would have quite happily kept her off if I'd been off too but to miss my first day back to stay at home with a perfectly healthy child? How could I? awaits pile on


rainylake · 06/12/2019 20:35

Our school has 24 hour rule. I thought that was a bit strange given that NHS website says 48 hours, so you have to send them back when they are potentially still contagious.

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