Given that children work and play in such close proximity with one another they will inevitably pass on germs quite easily.
To help prevent this we have been issued guidance on infection control by the Public Health Agency, which outlines the recommended periods of time that children should be kept away from school following illness. This is the advice that we follow when issuing guidance to parents, and it recommends that children should not return to school for a period of 48 hours from the last episode of vomiting or diarrhoea.
The PHA poster with the full range of guidance on various illnesses can be viewed below. Please refer to this poster if you are unsure whether or not your child should be kept at home.