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Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984

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21Exclusion from school of child liable to convey notifiable disease

(1)A person having the care of a child who—

(a)is or has been suffering from a notifiable disease, or

(b)has been exposed to infection of a notifiable disease,

shall not, after receiving notice from the proper officer of the local authority for the district that the child is not to be sent to school, permit the child to attend school until he has obtained from the proper officer a certificate that in his opinion the child may attend school without undue risk of communicating the disease to others.

(2)No charge shall be made for a certificate under this section.

(3)A person who contravenes the provisions of this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 1 on the standard scale.

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