Damocles Fencing Club

Managing Illness Policy

Your involvement as a parent is important! You can take the following steps to help ensure that Damocles club is a safe and healthy place for all children.

In general, if your child is too sick to participate comfortably in activities and has symptoms or a condition that may affect the health of other children, it is necessary that your child not attend fencing.

You must keep your child at home if your child has one or more of the following symptoms or conditions:

·         Fever (oral temperature 38.5º C or greater; rectal temperature 39º C or greater, armpit temperature 38º C or greater) accompanied by behavior changes or other signs of illness

·         Diarrhea as defined by an increase in frequency of stools and/or change to unformed loose, watery stool. Fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal, mucus or blood in stool may also occur

  • Vomiting illness with two or more episodes of vomiting in the previous 24 hours

  • Rash with fever or behavior changes

  • Infections (e.g. infected eyes with discharge) until 24 hours after treatment started by physician

  • Infestations (e.g. scabies, head lice, pinworm) until after first treatment with a medicated product

If your child gets ill while at fencing, you will be notified and you will be asked to make arrangements to pick up your child. This is important to make sure your child gets the treatment he/she needs as well as to prevent the spread of illnesses to other fencers.

For some illnesses, there is a required time period where your child cannot attend Damocles or fencing. These time periods and illnesses have been developed by health care professionals across Canada to ensure that your child is fully recovered and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. These illnesses are listed in Appendix B “New Brunswick Guide for Exclusion of Children in Early Learning and Childcare Facilities” of the “Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases in Early Learning and Childcare Facilities”.

If your child is diagnosed with, or suspect of having any of the following illness’, please keep them at home and consult a physician where necessary.



Fifth disease

Hand, foot and mouth







Measles, Mumps, whooping cough and Chicken Pox

Pink Eye

Strep Throat

Streptococus virus’


Sept. 12, 2018 -  Policy Approval by Damocles Board of Directors