With the start of the school year and all the health measures put in place to try to control the current pandemic, the youngest have seen their daily lives change drastically, and their parents too. So we decided to summarize the government’s recommendations to help you navigate.
Symptoms to watch out for
It is recommended to keep your child at home and to do a symptom assessment as soon as possible on the website québec.ca/decisioncovid19 or by phone at 1-877-644-4545 if there is at least one of the following symptoms: fever, cough, nostril congestion and runny nose, difficulty breathing (breathlessness), loss of smell and taste, fatigue, loss of appetite, sore throat, muscle pain, diarrhea, vomiting and stomach aches. Screening should then be done to see if the child can return to school or daycare.
The right things to do to teach them
Since there is currently no treatment or vaccine, prevention is very important for collective protection. Children should be taught:
– to avoid as much as possible hugs and direct contacts;
– to wash your hands in different contexts;
– to keep a distance of one metre in certain contexts;
– to limit the sharing of toys and equipment;
– and wear the mask in some closed places for those 10 years of age and older.
Care for a contaminated child
Public Health has developed a self-care guide to best guide families with a child with Covid-19. The outlines of the latter can be found in:
– ensure its comfort;
– encourage them to rest;
– make him drink often;
– consult a doctor if necessary
– protecting those around you;
– and cleanse its environment.
To find out more about this, check out the official guide here.