Informatiebrief kinderopvang/basisonderwijs – groep/klas in quarantaine door besmettingen op kinderopvang/school
14-01-2022: The information on this page will be updated as soon as possible.
Information letter for childcare facilities/primary education – group/class in quarantine due to infections at childcare facility/school
Please note! This information is important for you.
You are receiving this letter because several children have become infected with COVID-19 in your child's group or class. This means that all the children from the group or class must quarantine. Follow the 3 steps indicated below. It is important for your child to comply with the rules at the bottom of this letter. This helps to prevent the people around your child from becoming infected.
Step 1 In quarantine and testing
Your child must immediately quarantine at home and will need to take a self-test or a test at the Municipal Health Service (GGD). Your child will go into quarantine for 10 days, starting from the day of the last contact with the person who has COVID-19. If your child has already had COVID-19 in the past 8 weeks and does not have any symptoms, they do not have to go into quarantine or take a test. If they do have symptoms, ask the GGD for advice.
If you require assistance while your child is in quarantine, please read this folder for more information and tips. If your child becomes seriously ill and needs medical assistance during quarantine, you should immediately call your general practitioner and explain that your child is in quarantine because they have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.
Step 2 Testing and ending quarantine
- If the self-test result is positive, you should make a test appointment with the GGD immediately to have the test result verified. If the GGD test result is also positive, your child must self-isolate.
- If the result of the self-test or GGD test is negative, your child must still remain in quarantine as they may still be infected and could become ill. Get your child tested by the GGD 5 days after the last contact with the person who has COVID-19. If this test result is negative, your child may come out of quarantine.
Make a test appointment with the GGD via 0800-2035 or coronatest.nl. If you are vulnerable because of illness or old age, or if you have vulnerable family members, you should always make a test appointment with the GGD.
Step 3 After quarantine
When your child comes out of quarantine, you should remain extra careful for a period of 10 days after the last contact with the person who has COVID-19. This means that your child must:
- maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from others
- avoid contact with vulnerable people
- avoid large groups and busy areas
Monitor your child’s health closely. If your child develops any symptoms associated with COVID-19, such as:
- cold-like symptoms (nasal congestion, a runny nose, sneezing, a sore throat)
- tightness of the chest or shortness of breath
- a temperature or fever
- sudden loss of smell and/or taste
You should carry out a self-test for your child immediately. Your child must take a test even if they previously tested negative or have developed symptoms again. If the self-test result is positive, you should make a test appointment with the GGD immediately to have the test result verified. Your child must stay at home until you have received the test result.
Rules of living
It is important for your child to follow these rules. This will help to prevent the COVID-19 virus from spreading further and infecting people who come into contact with your child.
Staying at home and maintaining social distancing
- During the period of quarantine, your child must remain at home. Your child cannot go to the childcare facility or to school. Your child also cannot participate in group activities, such as sports. However, your child is permitted to go into the garden or onto the balcony.
- Your child should not have any contact with people outside your household. Try to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 m from household members.
- Your child should regularly wash their hands with water and soap and should always do so:
- after coughing and sneezing
- after going to the toilet
- before preparing food or eating food.
- Your child should use a paper tissue for coughing. In case your child does not have a paper tissue at hand, you should teach them to cough in the fold of their elbow.
- Your child should use a tissue only once, after which they should dispose of it in the waste and wash their hands.
More information or questions
If you have any questions about COVID-19 at your child’s childcare facility or school or any doubts regarding the symptoms displayed by your child, you should call the GGD. For more information about COVID-19 and the educational sector, go to Rijksoverheid.nl and rivm.nl. You can also call the information number 0800-1351.