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Explainer: What parents need to know about the new rules on what happens if their child is a close contact with a Covid-19 confirmed case

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Public health doctors insist the change of rules around close contacts of a case of Covid-19 in the classroom from Monday is not a gamble.

But few could have predicted they would have abandoned a key pandemic measure as figures show school outbreaks more than doubling last week. Parents are confused and teachers nervous. So what is behind this radical shift?

Q: Whose idea was it to change?


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