According to the supplemented guidelines, a corona test is always appropriate if a school-age child or adolescent has symptoms consistent with a coronavirus.
THL points out that school-age children are less ill than younger children and therefore have a higher probability of coronavirus infection.
Mild symptoms of a pre-school child can be monitored at home for a couple of days without testing.
A child’s symptoms are mild if he or she is refreshed and able to play, even if he or she has a runny nose, cough, and fever.
As a symptom, however, the child cannot go into early childhood education.
If the symptoms of a pre-school child are completely relieved in follow-up, there is no need to go for the test and you can return to early childhood education after at least one asymptomatic day.
If symptoms persist, THL said it would be good to find out if they are due to a coronary infection.
Even due to exposure or travel abroad, even mild symptomatics immediately after the test
THL emphasizes that it is very important to take even a mildly symptomatic child to a corona test without delay if he or one of the family members has been exposed to a confirmed case of coronavirus or has traveled abroad in the previous 14 days.
If a child has an allergic rhinitis, isolated sneezes, or if his nose begins to bleed out by the time but the symptom is over indoors, the child can go to school or early childhood, according to THL, as long as his general condition is otherwise normal and there are no symptoms of infection.
Overall, according to the THL, a child should be taken for a test if, in the opinion of a caregiver or health care professional, he or she has symptoms suitable for a coronavirus infection.
Yle supplemented the instructions supplemented by THL.