Health Protection Agency
Publication date: April 2010
This document gives guidance on the most common infectious diseases and the recommended periods for which children should be kept away from school or nursery.
Taking preventative measures such as vaccinating children and following good hygiene practice are the best ways to prevent the spread of infections.
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Last reviewed: 20 May 2010