Scarlet Fever Information
Public Health England - Scarlet Fever Fact Sheet
If you suspect your child has Scarlet Fever, you should contact your GP or NHS 111 immediately and your child should not attend school.
- If a child is diagnosed by a medical professional as having Scarlet Fever and is prescribed and administered antibiotics, the child may return to school 24 hours after the start of the appropriate antibiotic treatment (where they are otherwise well enough to attend). The antibiotic treatment should be completed as prescribed and in full.
- If a child is diagnosed by a medical professional as having Scarlet Fever and they are not subsequently treated with appropriate antibiotics (e.g. where a parent/carer opts not to administer the prescribed antibiotics to their child or where the antibiotics course is not completed in full), the child will not be able to attend school until fully recovered and no longer contagious, in order to protect other children and staff.