April 22nd 2022

Returning to School After Covid, Dr Grant Advises

Dr Grant advises on the process of children returning to school after Covid.
A worried parent contacted Dr Grant recently, as their son is still testing positive on antigen tests. These tests are 12 days after he first tested positive for Covid-19. This parent wants to know if their son is still infectious, or if he can return to school as he now only has mild symptoms.
Dr Grant discusses the current guidelines around Covid-19 and what is appropriate in this particular case for this child returning to school after Covid. Dr Grant advises that patients are highly unlikely to be infectious beyond day 10 of having Covid.
Each week, Dr Jennifer Grant, Physician at Beacon HealthCheck answers your questions on Independent.ie.



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