• Covid Assessment and Testing Pathyway from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre

    Posted on August 31, 2020 by in News Updates
    The HSPC have published a new Decision Pathways document that providers 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 HPSC’s 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.
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