Q1: Should my child avoid extracurricular activities, like dance class?
If precautionary measures like temperature-taking and checks for respiratory symptoms are taken, it is ok. The chances of getting the virus are low. Go for the class and enjoy yourself.
Q2: What about birthday parties and playgrounds?
It all boils down to the same thing: We need to be responsible. The organiser of the event will need to check with the individual children if he is well, or does he have respiratory symptoms or a fever. If any of these exist, the child should be excluded and should only participate the next time round when he’s feeling better.
Q3: Can I contract COVID-19 from swimming?
No. Contact with water would kill the virus. Adequately chlorinated water in pools is known to kill most respiratory viruses.
Q4: What are some precautions schools have in place?
Schools have put in place many measures, such as temperature-taking. They have also cancelled assemblies and outdoor activities. Children are effectively only exposed to their own classmates.