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).

Schedule 2

rr 8, 9, 14

Infectious diseasePeriod of isolation (reg 8) and period of exclusion from school of pupils and teachers suffering from an infectious disease (patients) (reg 14(1))Period of isolation (paras (a) and (b) of the proviso to reg 8)Period of exclusion from school of pupils and teachers exposed to an infectious disease (contacts) (reg 14(2))Period of incubation (reg 9)
Chickenpox (varicella)For 1 week from the date of the appearance of the rashNil21 days
Cholera5 days
DiphtheriaFor 2 weeks from the date of the onset of the disease and until 2 cultures from the throat and 2 cultures from the nose, taken not less than 24 hours apart, and not within 12 hours of the local application of an antibiotic or chemotherapeutic agent, fail to show the presence of virulent diphtheria bacilliFor 4 weeks from the date of the onset of the disease5 days from the last exposure to infection unless a microbiological examination of throat and nose fails to show the presence of virulent diphtheria bacilli5 days
Dysentery (amoebic)Until curedFor 4 weeks from the date of the onset of the disease4 weeks
Dysentery (bacillary)For 4 weeks from the date of the onset of the disease or until 3 microbiological examinations of the faeces made at intervals of 48 hours fail to show the presence of dysentery bacilliFor 4 weeks from the date of the onset of the diseaseNil7 days
Enteric fever (typhoid fever, paratyphoid fever)For 4 weeks from the date of the onset of the disease and until 3 successive cultures of faeces and of urine, collected not less than 48 hours apart, fail to show the presence of typhoid or paratyphoid bacilliFor 8 weeks from the date of the onset of the diseaseNil21 days
Hepatitis AFor 7 days from the date of the onset of the disease and until fever subsides
Hepatitis BFor 7 days from the date of the onset of the disease and until fever subsides
Hepatitis non A or BFor 7 days from the date of the onset of the disease and until fever subsides
Leprosy7 years
Measles (morbilli)For 7 days from the date of appearance of the rash and until recovery
(1)

If the disease is epidemic, nil

(2)

If the disease is not epidemic, teachers are not to be excluded, but susceptible children are to be excluded for 14 days from the appearance of the rash on the patient

14 days
Meningococcal meningitisFor 24 hours from the commencement of chemotherapy or antibiotic treatment and until curedFor 24 hours from the commencement of chemotherapy or antibiotic treatment and until curedNil10 days
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)Until recovery, including absence of any cough and gastro-intestinal symptoms for at least 24 hoursFor immunocompromised patients, until recovery, including absence of any cough and gastro-intestinal symptoms for at least 24 hoursFor 14 days from the last potential exposure to infection14 days
Mumps (epidemic parotitis)For 9 days from the date of the onset of the disease or until swelling of all involved glands have completely subsided and the patient has returned to normalNil
Non-seasonal influenza (capable of being transmitted between human beings)For 7 days from the day on which the first symptom manifested itselfFor 7 days from the day on which the first symptom manifested itselfFor 7 days from the last exposure to a confirmed or probable case7 days
Plague (bubonic or pneumonic)6 days
PoliomyelitisFor 7 days from the date of the onset of the disease and until fever subsidesNil14 days
Relapsing fever12 days
RingwormNil if under treatment, otherwise until cured
Salmonella infectionFor 3 weeks from the date of the onset of the disease and until 3 successive microbiological specimens of faeces, collected at intervals of not less than 48 hours, fail to show the presence of salmonella organismsFor 4 weeks from the date of the onset of the diseaseNil7 days
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)For the period from the time the person is diagnosed as satisfying the World Health Organization’s case definition for a “suspect” case of SARS or a “probable” case of SARS until either—
  • 10 days after the resolution of fever, if at that time there is no cough; or

  • any later time when there is no cough

For 10 days from the time the person (person A) most recently had close contact with a person who is diagnosed as satisfying the World Health Organization’s case definition for a “probable” case of SARS (a probable SARS person). However, if person A resides in the same premises as any 1 or more probable SARS persons, until 10 days after the time that is—
  • 10 days after the resolution of fever in all of the 1 or more probable SARS persons, if at that time none of the 1 or more probable SARS persons has a cough; or

  • any later time when none of the 1 or more probable SARS persons has a cough

10 days.
Smallpox (variola including varioloid and alastrim)Until all scabs and crusts have disappearedIf the strain of smallpox is of the variola minor type, and if the contacts are vaccinated within 24 hours of first exposure and thereafter kept under daily medical observation, to be excluded until height of reaction is passed; otherwise for 16 days from last exposure16 days
Streptococcal sore throat, including scarlet feverFor 7 days from the date of the onset of the disease and until all symptoms have subsided, all abnormal discharges have ceased, and all open lesions have healedNil5 days
Typhus15 days
Whooping cough (pertussis)For 3 weeks from the date of the onset of typical paroxysmsUnimmunised children to be excluded for 14 days from last exposure21 days
Yellow fever6 days

Schedule 2: amended, on 6 September 2013, by regulation 4 of the Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/354).

Schedule 2: amended, on 12 June 2009, by regulation 4 of the Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SR 2009/163).

Schedule 2: amended, on 25 September 2003, by regulation 3 of the Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SR 2003/207).

Schedule 2: amended, on 20 April 1978, by regulation 3 of the Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Regulations 1966, Amendment No 2 (SR 1978/111).

T J Sherrard,
Clerk of the Executive Council.