Slapped Cheek

Slapped cheek can affect any age group, and is also known as erythema infectiosum and fifth disease, and will appear as a red rash on both cheeks.

The symptoms are mild, and most people don’t generally notice they are infected sometimes putting it down to a cold. The initial symptoms include a sore throat, high temperature and headaches, and when these occur you are at your most contagious. It is only around a week later you will notice the rash on the cheeks, which will spread to other parts of the body.

Once the initial symptoms have subsided, you are no longer contagious and your child can return to the nursery.

Read more about this illness at the NHS website.

Exclusion From Nursery Period
Until initial symptoms have subsided.
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