Those who have developed any fresh flu-like symptoms should also stay inside to prevent infecting others who may be more susceptible.
Chief Medical Officer Prof Breda Smyth said:
“As schools and childcare facilities re-open after the Christmas break, I am urging parents to be vigilant for symptoms of respiratory viruses in children.”
Prof Smyth continued:
“I would also encourage people to keep up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and please make an appointment for a booster if you are eligible.”
The Department of Health have also released a video statement covering the topic which can be accessed here.