Hepatitis is a virus that affects the liver. Common types of hepatitis include hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. People with hepatitis often do not know that they have it.

Hepatitis A

Students who have hepatitis A should be kept at home from school for two weeks after first symptoms occur or one week after the onset of jaundice.


There is no legal or moral obligation on parents (or students) to inform the school of their child's 'hepatitis status'.

Related information

NSW Health fact sheets

NSW Health immunisation

Hepatitis NSW

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