Children are only allowed to return to daycare if they have no complaints for 24 hours and are not ill in addition to having a cold.
Children 12 and under do not need to be tested for corona unless they:
- are seriously ill;
- are roommate or contact of a proven COVID-19 patient;
- are part of an outbreak investigation.
If someone in the child’s household has a fever (38 ° C or higher) and / or shortness of breath in addition to mild corona complaints, the child will stay at home.
If someone in the children’s household has tested negative for COVID-19, or if everyone has no complaints for 24 hours, the children can go back to daycare.
If someone in the household of the children has been tested for COVID-19 and has a positive test result, then the advice of the GGD about the measures to be taken is leading. Children must then remain in quarantine at home up to and including 10 days after the last risk contact with the infected housemate, if there is strict self-isolation (i.e. no risk contact between the infected person and all housemates).
If the housemate has tested positive and strict self-isolation (without risk contact with housemates) is possible, then all other housemates (including children) if they have no complaints themselves may have themselves tested for COVID-19. If the test result is negative, the quarantine period of 10 days does not have to be completed. It is important to remain alert for complaints afterwards and to test again if complaints do develop. If strict self-isolation is not possible, children should remain in quarantine for up to 10 days after the housemate with COVID-19 is released from isolation.
If a child has chronic cold complaints, hay fever or asthma and this is recognizable, the child can go to the daycare after consultation between parent and holder. In case of doubt or if the complaints change, the child must stay at home until the (new) complaints have passed or the known complaint pattern has returned.