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.

Decision Making Pathway

The Department is currently developing a Tip Sheet based on the HPSC advice which will be available soon.

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