The HSE has recorded a short two-part video on the operation of ELC and SAC services during the current Level 5 restrictions, and with advice on how to help reduce the risk of spread of Covid-19 in settings by following the public health guidance. This video can be seen to your right.
27.08.20- Update on HPSC Health Advice on Symptoms of Covid-19 for Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare 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.
COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control guidance for settings providing childcare during the COVID-19 Pandemic is a document that was created by the HSEs Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) specifically for the Early Learning and Care Sector.