The HSE has provided information for parents about the changes to contact tracing and testing for children aged between 3 months and 13 years in early learning and care, school aged childcare, education, primary school sports and social settings. You can find it here:https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/13610-information-for-parents-about-the-changes-to-contact-tracing-and-testing-for-children-aged-between-3-months-and-13-years-in-early-learning-and-care-elc-and-school-age-childcare-sac-education-primary-school-sports-and-social-settings/
You can find other resources for parents for download here:
Videos and posters outlining the common symptoms of Covid-19, and stressing to parents that if a child has any new onset symptoms as listed and feels unwell or seems off-form, not to send them to school and contact their GP for advice, if necessary.
(2) Dr. Heather Burns, DCMO, How and when to restrict your movement
(3)A parent's guide to close contacts. This guide sets out what to expect when your child has been told that they are a close contact. Click here
When it's ok to send your child to schoolClick here
Updated 2nd October 2020
What to do if your child has symptoms of Coronavirus
Updated 2nd October 2020
What is a close contact/casual contact
What to do if you are a close/casual contact
Living with someone who is a confirmed close contacthttps://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/close-contact-and-casual-contact.html#close
If a child displays symptoms which may be consistent with Covid-19, what happens next
When GP has assessed the symptoms to be consistent with Covid-19, what happens next
When parents/staff will be informed and by whom
Partial closure/full closure/exclusion of pods, who decides
Policy on whole class testing
To read the letter, click here
Assessment and Decision Pathway for Children . Click here
Assessment and Testing Pathway for Children. Click here
COVID-19 Policy Statement. Please click here.
COVID-19 Response Plan for the safe and sustainable reopening of Primary and Special Schools (July 27th 2020 Department of Education and Skills) Please click here.
Your attention is especially drawn to the following sections
p.15 Know the Symptoms
p.26 Dealing with a Suspected Case of Covid
Reopening Our Schools The Roadmap for the Full Return to School (July 27th 2020 Department of Education and Skills). Please note that this was amended in August to require the use of face coverings by staff where distancing cannot be maintained. Please click here.
Bus Transport. See p.33 Reopening Our Schools The Roadmap for the Full Return to School
The strategic plan for the reopening of school and the Risk Assessment has been emailed to all parents/guardians.