Objectives for COVID-19 testing in school settings
The aim of this document is to provide an overview of major aspects of testing, contact tracing, contact identification and contact follow-up in school settings within the EU/EEA countries and the United Kingdom (UK).
Objectives for testing in school settings:
- To ensure early identification of cases among students and staff in order to conduct contact tracing and initiate prevention and control measures, thereby reducing further transmission.
- To identify infection in students and staff at high risk of developing severe disease due to underlying conditions.
- To support investigations and studies concerning the role of children in the transmission of COVID-19.
COVID-19 in children and the role of school settings in transmission - second update
The aim of this document is to provide an update on the knowledge surrounding the role of children in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and the role of schools in the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing in particular on the experience in EU/EEA countries since the beginning of the pandemic. This document also addresses transmission to and from staff in school settings, school-related mitigation measures including risk communication, testing, contact tracing, and the effectiveness and impacts of school closures.
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