Schools will only have to put a quarantine class when there are five infected children

Looking to the next school quarter, healing has updated the proper action protocols at the current moment of the sixth wave. The Public Health Commission has

Schools will only have to put a quarantine class when there are five infected children

Looking to the next school quarter, healing has updated the proper action protocols at the current moment of the sixth wave. The Public Health Commission has approved an adaptation of prevention measures against Covid-19 in educational centers and the Acting Guide to the emergence of COVID-19 cases in educational centers.

With the aim of guaranteeing the pressure, quarantine will be recommended for the whole group as long as five cases are given or more of active infection in a 20% classroom or affectation of the class students in a period equal to or less than seven days. In case four cases are or less or less than 20%, sporadic cases would be considered and would not be recommended quarantine.

Thus, the measure, which reaches three days that classes are resumed, is aimed at guaranteeing and promoting as much as possible at all educational levels, reinforcing compliance with prevention measures, as they point from the Ministry of Carolina Darias

This change adapts to the current pandemic situation, also reflects and takes into account that school environments have demonstrated throughout the pandemic to be safe environments regarding the transmission of the virus.

Health has not yet transferred these changes to the Acting Guide to the appearance of COVID-19 cases in educational centers. This week is specied that the number of cases assigned to a school outbreak responsible for the closure of the class would be three.

Quique Bassat, president of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics (AEP), in talks with this newspaper, before the healing decision, was given to him: "In this new context, in which you want to normalize a situation that is not nothing Normal, such as this unbroid incidence, I have no doubt that children will not have to do that confinement. " The reasons, pointed out by the pediatrician, are the "high social costs of the quarantines of children, because someone has to be taken care of the child, and also individual, for the child, but, above all, social".

The President of the AEP reiterated that this measure, "does not respond to scientific criteria" and bet: "It is not that it is in favor of this decision, but we are subjected to a normalization of the transmission, where we are seeing that, as long as it has not clinic , the risk of infecting "is accepted as normal.

Before the public health declaration of this Friday announcing the new Protocol, the Community of Madrid already advanced that "students of early childhood and primary education who have been close contact with a positive of COVID-19 will not have to keep quarantine, regardless of Its state of vaccination ". Andalusia also has pronounced in the same sense.

Updated Date: 07 January 2022, 10:19

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