Head lice are a common nuisance at home and at school but are not a major public health concern. Head lice do not spread illness or disease.
Schools, families and the school public health nurse all have a role to play in the control and management of head lice.
Role of schools:
Head lice resources for schools can be found here:
Role of parents:
Role of public health:The school public health nurse does not perform individual or group checks, support mass screening head checks or provide treatment to individuals or groups. Public health will: