Can I go to work with tonsillitis?
Tonsillitis is not contagious, but most of the infections that cause it (such as colds and flus) are contagious.
That’s why it’s important to stay home from work or keep your child with tonsillitis at home until you or they are better.
The BUPA site explains: “You may also get tonsillitis if streptococcal bacteria affect your throat.
“You catch the infections that cause tonsillitis in the same way you catch a cold- tiny droplets that pass into the air when you talk, cough or sneeze.
“You can also catch infections if you touch a surface that’s contaminated with the virus or bacteria.”