The Outbreak Management Team (OMT) advised Cabinet to relax quarantine rules in education. In this way the continuity of education can be enhanced and it is no longer necessary to send entire classes home. Health Minister Kuipers sent advice to the House of Representatives.
Children under the age of 13 no longer need to be quarantined by OMT after contact with an infected person if they have no complaints. The advice is to do a self-test every day. Experts also believe that entire classes no longer have to go home if there are three or more injuries.
Secondary and higher education students no longer have to be quarantined by OMT after contact with an infected person if they have no complaints. With a daily passive self-test, they can continue to attend classes or lectures. Relaxation tips also apply to sports teams. In the event of a positive test and complaints, quarantine is applied in all cases.
In the event that there are very large infections in the school, the GGD can still decide on a larger quarantine.
It remains unclear whether the government will adopt OMT’s advice on quarantine. Tomorrow the Cabinet will make a final decision on what to do with the recommendations of the OMT. Prime Minister Rutte and Minister Kuipers will hold a press conference at 7 pm.
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