Children with mild symptoms can be monitored at home without a coronavirus test

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The Finnish institute for health and welfare updated it’s policies regarding children and testing on Tuesday 25 August.

According to the policy, children should be tested for coronavirus if they have symptoms determined by a guardian or a healthcare professional. If the symptoms are mild and the child is has not been exposed to a confirmed coronavirus case or no one from the family has returned from abroad within the last 14 days, the symptoms can be monitored at home without testing.

Attending school or early childhood education is not permitted if the child has any symptoms. If the symptoms disappear during monitoring, the child can return to school or early childhood education after one symptom-free day.

If child has allergies, isolated sneezing or a runny nose when outside, but it stops when inside, the child can attend school or early childhood education, if there is no symptoms and the child otherwise feels normal.

Additional information and instructions on the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.