Tuesday, January 25

Coronavirus: when should a child stay at home?

The Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer announced the new protocol which entered into force on Monday in schools. The point to know which children should stay at home and which can attend class.

Children over 12 years of age are positive

A child who is fully immunized and tests positive should self-isolate seven days after testing or onset of symptoms. The isolation can be broken on D + 5 if the child obtains a negative PCR or antigen test and if he has not had symptoms for at least 48 hours.

If the child’s vaccination is incomplete, isolation for 7 days applies if the antigen or PCR test carried out on D + 7 is negative and there has been no symptoms for 48 hours. Otherwise, 10 days isolation must be observed.

Children over 12 are in contact

A fully immunized child over 12 years of age and contact (of a loved one or a classmate) should immediately be tested. If this is positive, the isolation procedure applies. If this test is negative, the student can continue to go to class if he performs two negative self-tests on D + 2 and D + 4. A sworn statement must then be sent by the parents to the school.

If the child is not vaccinated, a strict isolation of 7 days applies with, at the end, a test to be able to return to class.

the child under 12 is positive

Regardless of their vaccination status, a child under 12 who tests positive for Covid-19 must self-isolate seven days after the test or the onset of symptoms. The isolation can be broken on D + 5 if the child obtains a negative PCR or antigen test and if he has not had symptoms for at least 48 hours.

Children under 12 are in contact

A child under 12 in the event of contact (of a loved one or a classmate) must immediately take a test. If this is positive, the isolation procedure applies. If this test is negative, the student can continue to go to class if he performs two negative self-tests on D + 2 and D + 4. This procedure also applies regardless of the vaccination status of the child.



Reference-www.cnews.fr

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