Informatiebrief medewerkers kinderopvang/basisonderwijs – groep/klas in quarantaine door besmettingen op kinderopvang/school

Informatiebrief bij de LCI-richtlijn COVID-19 | Versie 20 januari 2022 (versiebeheer zie Overzicht informatiebrieven)

Information for employees at childcare facilities and in primary education
 

Please note! This information is important for you.

Dear teacher/employee,

You are receiving this letter because several children in your group or class have become infected with COVID-19. This means that you and all the children in the group or class must quarantine. Follow the 3 steps indicated below. It is important for you to comply with the rules at the bottom of this letter. This helps to prevent the people around you from becoming infected.

Step 1 In quarantine and testing

You must immediately quarantine at home and carry out a self-test or a test at the Municipal Public Health Service (GGD). You will go into quarantine for 10 days, starting from the day of the last contact with the person who has COVID-19. If you require assistance during quarantine, please read this folder for more information and tips. If you become seriously ill during quarantine and require medical assistance, you should immediately call your general practitioner and explain that you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Exemptions

You are not required to take a test or go into quarantine immediately if you do not have any symptoms and:

  • have had COVID-19 within the last 8 weeks or
  • had the booster vaccine more than 1 week ago

 
Still, please make sure to follow the rules outlined in Step 3 of this letter.

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, you must self-isolate.
  • If the result of the self-test or GGD test is negative, you must still remain in quarantine as you could still be infected and may become ill. You should therefore make a test appointment with the GGD 5 days after your last contact with the person who has COVID-19. If this test result is negative, you can come out of quarantine.
     

Make a test appointment with the GGD by calling 0800-2035 or going to coronatest.nl. If you have vulnerable family members, due to old age or illness, always make an appointment at the GGD to get tested.

Step 3 After quarantine

When you come out of quarantine, you should remain extra careful for a period of 10 days after your last contact with the person who has COVID-19. You can still contract COVID-19 and be contagious to others. This means that you should abide by the basic rules and where possible try to:  

  • maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from others
  • avoid contact with vulnerable people
  • avoid large groups and busy areas.

Please monitor your health closely. If you develop any symptoms associated with COVID-19, such as:

  • cold-like symptoms (nasal congestion, a runny nose, sneezing, a sore throat)
  • coughing
  • tightness of the chest or shortness of breath
  • a temperature or fever
  • sudden loss of smell and/or taste

You should take a self-test immediately. You must also do so if you have previously tested negative or if you 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. Stay at home until you have received your test result.

Rules of daily behaviour for quarantine

It is important for you to follow these rules. By doing so, you help to prevent COVID-19 from spreading further and infecting other people around you.

1. The following rules of behaviour apply during the period that you are in quarantine.

Being in quarantine means that you remain at home and do not receive any visitors. Maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres from members of your household.

  • You are not allowed to go outside, to school, the shops, or to work.
  • Have others do your shopping for you or have everything delivered to your home.
  • You can sit in your garden or on your balcony. 
  • You are not allowed to receive visitors, except for medical reasons (for example a GP or someone from the GGD).
  • The only people who are allowed to be with you in your home are the people you live with. Maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres from members of your household. That means no hugging, kissing or having sex.

2. General hygiene rules during quarantine

The hygiene rules are intended to prevent infection insofar as possible.

  • Use a paper tissue for coughing, blowing your nose, or sneezing. If you do not have a paper tissue to hand, you must cough or sneeze in the fold of your elbow.
  • Use the tissue only once, and dispose of it in a plastic bag after use. Wash your hands.
  • Regularly wash your hands with water and soap. Always do so: 
    • after coughing and sneezing
    • after going to the toilet
    • after cleaning and clearing up
    • before preparing food or eating food.
  • You should clean items you use frequently, such as the toilet flush, the tap, doorknobs and light switches, every day. Use an ordinary cleaning agent, and put the cleaning cloth into the laundry immediately after using it.

Follow the general guidelines

Follow the general guidelines in force in the Netherlands for matters such as going to school or working. For more information, also go to rivm.nl and Rijksoverheid.nl.