Children must stay at home if:
- they have no complaints for less than 24 hours. If they have no complaints for more than 24 hours and are not ill in addition to a cold, they are allowed to come to the shelter *, with due observance of the following.
- someone in the child’s household has a fever (38 ° C or higher) and / or shortness of breath in addition to mild corona complaints. (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 children are tested and the result is not yet known. In any case, testing of children under the age of 12 is strongly advised if:
• the complaints do not (only) consist of cold complaints (= runny nose, cold nose, sneezing and / or sore throat) but also if there is a cough, fever and / or shortness of breath), or if you are otherwise seriously ill,
• the child has corona-related complaints after contact with someone with corona,
• there is an indication in the context of a source and contact investigation,
• the child is part of an outbreak investigation.
- someone in the children’s household has been tested for COVID-19 and has a positive test result. Then the advice of the GGD 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 is possible, then all other housemates (including children) if they have no complaints themselves may have themselves tested for COVID-19 from the 5th day after the last risk contact with the infected housemate. 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.
- children return from a country or an area with an orange or red travel advice due to the corona virus. Then the urgent advice is to go into quarantine for 10 days when you return home. This also applies if the travel advice was changed to orange or red during the trip. For children up to the age of 12, the exception is that they are allowed to go to childcare (daycare, BSO and childminder care), to school and sports *, unless they have corona-related complaints or a housemate who, in addition to (mild) corona complaints, also has fever and / or shortness of breath.