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NEW: 29th September 2021. Information forwarded by the Department of Education (DE)

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: 

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a04fc-advice-for-students-and-their-families/

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.

 
 
 
16th Sept. 2021 Isolation : A Quick Guide for children U13.
 
 
 
18th August 2021
The link below contains the most up to date information published on 17th August 2021, by the Department of Education.
It contains information on:
1. Returning to school
2. Health advice for parents
3. Wellbeing advice and resources
4. Continuity of schooling
A video message from Dr. Abigail Collins is also included.
 
All Covid protocols which were in place during 2020/21 remain in place. This includes, staggered arrival and dismissal time, wearing of face coverings when dropping off or collecting your child, restriction of visitors to the school. All requests for meeting/phone calls should continue to be made by phoning the secretary.A letter will issue to all parents via email by Friday 27th August.
 
 
 
Resources published prior to August 2021 are available below.
 
10th March 2021
Reminder regarding symptoms of Covid and isolation /restricted movement
 
hpsc website
 
 
Isolation and quick guide
 

 

 
8th March 2021
Covid-19 Response Plan. Updated Feb. 2021 and ratified by the BOM on March 1st 2021. Click here to view.
 
26th February 2021
Letter from Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) to parents, This letter was emailed to all parents/guardians on 27th February. Click here to view.
 
3rd November 2020
You may find the following articles/youtube videos useful. They were made available in late October:
(1) Dr Tony Holohan CMO on how and when to self isolate #COVID19 - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpEBBYJ7X_c

 

 

(2) Dr. Heather Burns, DCMO, How and when to restrict your movement

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=OxwPCq_wsJs

 

 

(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

 

 
 
The school is not in a position to offer medical advice or assess your child's symptoms. Please phone your GP if you have a concern. It is very helpful to us if you enter your child's absence reason on Aladdin. In this way the class teacher, secretary and principal can see the absence reason.
 
If you need to contact the school during this time you can do so by:
(1) Phoning 049 4337546
(2) Emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and requesting a call back.
 
Procedure in the event of a confirmed case. This letter was emailed to all parents on 26th September. You might find it helpful to re read the second page of this letter.
Click here.
 
HSE advice
When to keep your child at home and phone your GP

When it's ok to send your child to school

Click here
 
 
 
 

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 contact

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/close-contact-and-casual-contact.html#close 
 
 
 

 

Letter from DES to schools 27th August 2020

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

Confidentiality

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

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
NEW 25/08/2020
What to do if your child has symptoms of Coronavirus
Get urgent medical help if your child is very unwell
Protecting your child from Coronavirus
When to keep your child at home and phone your GP
When it's ok to send your child to school or childcare
Runny nose or sneezing 'You do not need to restrict your child's movements if THE ONLY symptoms they haveare: a runny nose, sneezing' (extract from link below)
All of the above are on the link below.
 
 
NEW 25/08/2020
Video for pupils from Infants to Second.
 
25/08/2020
Video for pupils from 3rd to 6th .
 
 
 

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

           Respiratory Hygiene

           Hand Hygiene

p.26     Dealing with a Suspected Case of Covid

p.27     Confidentiality

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.

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