When are children and students allowed back to preschool or school after they have been sick?
Update: 4 September 2020
On the first of September 2020, the Public Health Agency updated their advice with regards to when children and students can return to preschool and school after sickness. Bladins has therefore updated our guidelines accordingly:
Children and students who have stayed at home because of cold and/or flu symptoms but have not been tested for covid -19 are welcome back to preschool or school when they have felt completely healthy for 48 hours. When it has been 7 days since they became sick and they have felt healthy for 48 hours they can return to school and preschool even if they still have a mild cough or runny nose.
Children and students who have tested positively for covid -19 should stay at home for at least 7 days after their first symptom as well as felt completely healthy for 2 days without a fever. After that, they can return to school or preschool even if a mild cough or runny nose remains.
Children and students who have been at home due to sickness and have tested negative to covid -19 can return to preschool or school when they feel well and healthy and do not have a fever.
For further clarification of these rules please see Folkhälsomyndigheten – Frågor och svar för unga (Swedish link)
If you as a guardian feel unsure about whether to send your child back to preschool/school, please contact 1177 for further advice.