GYM WEST - Kindergym, Recreational & Competition Gymnastics Classes for Children in Adelaide.

Gym West supports a healthy and safe environment, and the following infection diseases information gives guidance on when it is safe to return to gym.

Always consult your Doctor for full details and advice.


  • stomach bug or stomach flu, symptoms include vomitting and/or diarrhoea
  • Return a week after symptoms have ceased.

Chicken Pox

  • 2-3 week incubation period
  • The fluid-filled sores appear over the body which then crust
  • Return when all sores have crusted which takes at least 5 days.


  • 4-14 day incubation period
  • The sores look like a small pink ring with a scaly lighter pink centre
  • Return when the ringworms have resolved with anti-fungal cream, or if the lesion is covered.

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

  • 3-5 day incubation period
  • Symptoms are blisters on the palms, sole and mouth
  • Return when the blisters resolve.


  • Incubation from days to weeks, depending on breakout, severity and treatment
  • Tiny mites burrow under the skin in warm parts of the body such as wrists, between fingers, buttocks, armpits, groin or toes
  • Intense itching causes scratching which causes sores
  • Return when fully treated.

Slapped Cheek Syndrome (Parvovirus B19)

  • 1-2 weeks incubation
  • Symptoms are fever, red cheeks and itchy lace-like rash on body and limbs. May also have a cough, sore throat or runny nose
  • Return after the rash disappears.


  • Eczema is not contagious.