The Public Health Inspector’s Union of Sri Lanka has urged parents not to send their children to school if they exhibit symptoms of COVID-19.
Speaking to media, President of the PHI Union Upul Rohana said they have received a number of complaints pertaining to the conduct of schools.
He said if parents and children continue to disregard health guidelines, they may have to take a decision on keeping the school open.
Upul Rohana noted that parents should not send their children to school if they exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 or if any other member of the household is suspected to have contracted COVID-19.
The PHI Union also said parents should advice their children to strictly adhere to health guidelines while in schools.
He said if health guidelines are ignored, there is a pertinent risk of an increase in coronavirus infections which will ultimately lead to school closures.