What do your kids do on "sick days" when the have time off school?
If dd is really sick, she stays in bed. If she seems better and shows no symptoms by 10am (morning tea time) she is taken to school. If it is after morning tea time (10.30 finish) she is simply told she has to stay in bed with a book.
If she is home, not feeling sick but showing symptoms (unexplained rash) then she is given work sheets to do. Even in a doctors waiting room she sits and does work sheets and doesn't play.
The kid from next door has been home all week too "sick" for school but has been outside running and playing. Her mother never comes outside so I have not spoken to her, but she wants my dd to play with her which I have not allowed. She is off school because she is either sick, or showing symptoms of sickness, or because she is excluded for some reason. I do not want my child exposed to whatever she has, but she was just on our swings so I had to send her home.