Child with Symptoms & When to Return to Child Care or School

see the ministry of health's ontario.ca/exposed website for instructions around:

  • symptoms
  • isolation
  • testing
  • close contact exposure

What to do if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19

Or call the Provincial Testing and Isolation Information Line from 8am-6pm, Monday to Sunday:

1 (888) 777-0730

If your child has symptoms, has been identified as a close contact or has a family member with COVID-19 or symptoms, please follow the directions in Ontario's COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool or at Ontario.ca/ExposedHelpful flowcharts are also available from the Ontario Ministry of Health.

 

What to do if your child has symptoms.

If your child is staying home or has been sent home from child care or school because of symptoms or illness, keep them home. Limit contact with others, seek medical advice as necessary, and follow instructions regarding when they can return to child care or school and other activities.

 

When your child can return to child care or school.

Follow the directions in Ontario's COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool or at Ontario.ca/ExposedHelpful flowcharts are also available from the Ontario Ministry of Health.

Parents/caregivers should also follow school or child care centre policies, such as those related to travel.

 

Other Important Information

Last Updated: 27/05/2022