COVID-19 Basic information on the school year 2020/2021

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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

  • fever,
  • cough,
  • shortness of breath,
  • loss of sense of smell and taste,
  • a sore throat,
  • earache,
  • a cold (with fever),
  • pain in the limbs,
  • severe stomach ache,
  • vomiting or
  • diarrhea.

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).

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