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School Exclusion Table

  • The Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019 contain several statutory obligations relating to school exclusions for infectious diseases.

  • Exclusions may apply to cases, case contacts or both.

  • The exclusion periods are the minimum times a child must be excluded from school or childcare.

* Vaccine-preventable disease

Note: In this schedule, ‘medical certificate’ means a certificate of a registered medical practitioner.


Further information

Please contact the Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Section on 1300 651 160 or visit   

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