Signs of COVID-19 disease:
• A fever of 38.0⁰C or higher without another medical reason (such as chickenpox or a urine infection) OR
• new cough or difficulty breathing or worsening of an existing breathing problem, OR
• loss of sense of smell, change in sense of taste, or loss of sense of taste (if your child is able to say this) OR
• other minor breathing or chest problems in a child who has been in contact with an ill person, is part of an outbreak or is a contact of someone who has COVID-19
Self-isolation means staying indoors and completely avoiding contact with other people. This includes other people who live in the same house as your child, as much as possible. Self-isolation is for children who have had a test that shows they have COVID-19 and also for children who are thought to have COVID-19, but are still waiting for a test.
Restricting movement means avoiding contact with other people as much as possible and not going to school or creche. Restricting movement is for people who do not have signs of COVID-19 but who may be at higher risk of getting COVID-19 because they were exposed to a particular risk.
If your child has:
• Recently returned from a Category 2 country1, OR
• Is a household contact2 of someone who has recently returned from a Category 2 country1, OR
• Has tested positive for COVID-19 and recently returned from a Category 2 country1, OR
• Has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been in contact with someone who recently returned from a Category 2 country these guidelines do not apply to you. Please see the current HPSC and HSE guidelines on what to do in these specific situations
For full details click on the link – Isolation Quick Guide February 2021