Update on HPSC Health Advice on Symptoms of Covid-19 for Early Learning and Care and SAC Settings
The HPSC have published a new Decision Pathways document that provides some new information on when children from 3 months to 13 years can attend their school and ELC/SAC setting.
The document includes the following change to previous advice:
- A child with nasal cold symptoms (runny nose or sneezing) can continue to attend their ELC/SAC setting, provided:
- The child is otherwise well and active,
- The child has no new cough or temperature, and
- There is no other person in the child’s household with a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19.
Please see scenario E in the HPSCs Decision Pathways document for further information.
Other advice remains unchanged.
More detail is available in the Decision Pathways document here:
The Department is currently developing a Tip Sheet based on the HPSC advice which will be available soon.