Ministry of Health guidelines recommend that to stop sickness from spreading, it is important for you to keep your child at home when they are ill, and not let them go to school
For Viral Gastroenteritis Keep child home until well and for 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.
Colds and Respiratory Infections
Symptoms include sore throat, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headache and body aches.
How to protect yourself and reduce the risk of infection:
Wash your hands with soap and water; wash them for 20 seconds; use an alcohol based hand sanitiser; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; stay away from people who are sick.
How to protect others:
Stay at home if you are sick; avoid close contact with others; move away from people who are coughing, sneezing; cough and sneeze into a tissue then throw it away; wash your hands after coughing and sneezing; disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.