COVID-19 Basic information on the school year 2020/2021
Guideline for parents and legal guardians: How to deal with children’s symptoms of illness and cold
Pupils are not allowed to go to school if they show…
… acute, flu-like symptoms such as
- shortness of breath,
- loss of sense of smell and taste,
- a sore throat,
- a cold (with fever),
- pain in the limbs,
- severe stomach ache,
- vomiting or
Pupils are only allowed to go back to school if…
- they haven’t shown any symptoms of illness for 24 hours (except mild coughing and a running nose),
- no fever has occurred for at least 24 hours and
- additionally a doctor’s certificate or a negative COVID-19 test (a PCR or a AG test) is provided (the doctor will decide on the appropriate measures).
Is my child allowed to go to school when showing mild symptoms of a cold (running nose, occasional coughing, no fever) which are not getting worse?
For pupils from grades 1 to 4 attending school while showing mild symptoms of a cold is possible.
For pupils in grades 5 and higher, the following rules apply:
- They are not allowed to attend school on the same day they have developed symptoms.
- They can go back to school only if no fever has developed for at least 48 hours since the symptoms have occurred and
- no adult person in the same household suffers from symptoms of a cold (unless an infection with Sars-Cov2 can be precluded).
- PDF: How to deal with children's symptoms of illness and cold. Information for parents and legal guardians (English) pdf, 296 KB
- Coronavirus and school: Frequently asked questions (in German)
Stand: Last updated: November 16, 2020