Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Regulations 1966

  • revoked
  • Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Regulations 1966: revoked, on 4 January 2017, by regulation 16 of the Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Regulations 2016 (LI 2016/272).
14 Exclusion from school of patients and contacts

(1)

Every child and every school teacher who is suffering from, or is suspected to be suffering from, an infectious disease specified in Schedule 2 shall be excluded from school for the period of isolation shown in the second column of that schedule with respect to that disease or for such lesser period as the Medical Officer of Health shall determine.

(2)

Every child and every school teacher who has been exposed to the infection of an infectious disease specified in Schedule 2 shall be excluded from school for the period shown in the fourth column of that schedule with respect to that disease or for such lesser period as the Medical Officer of Health shall determine.

(3)

It shall be the duty of each and every one of the following persons, namely:

(a)

the parents or guardians of any child who is suffering from, or is suspected to be suffering from, or who has recently suffered from or been exposed to the infection of, an infectious disease:

(b)

any school teacher who is suffering from, or is suspected to be suffering from, or who has recently suffered from, or been exposed to the infection of, an infectious disease:

(c)

the head teacher or other person in charge of any school which any such child or school teacher attends,—

to take all reasonable steps to secure compliance with this regulation, and to give to the Medical Officer of Health or to an Environmental Health Officer all information which he may request concerning cases of infectious disease and regarding contacts therewith.

Regulation 14(3): amended, on 26 July 1988, pursuant to section 2(4) of the Health Amendment Act 1988 (1988 No 99).