Advice regarding conjunctivitis, hand, foot, and mouth disease, amongst other illnesses,

As we enter the time of year of increasing levels of minor illness in children, we would like to encourage you to use the Public Health Wales guidance when advising parents on exclusion from school and nursery. 

We have been made aware of advice regarding conjunctivitis, hand, foot, and mouth disease, amongst other illnesses, that is in conflict with evidence-based advice from Public Health Wales. 

Please refer to Appendix 2, page 22, of the document “All Wales Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Education Settings”, available at www.wales.nhs.uk.
Please don’t hesitate to contact our practice manager, Mrs Beverley Williams, if you wish to discuss this further with our GPs. We are happy to provide advice and support, and also would highly recommend speaking to Public Health Wales if you are in doubt; they are a great source of guidance. 

Yours sincerely, 

Drs Taylor, Flannery, Stockton, and Windsor-Lewis