Covid-19 Information

Back to School Covid Information for Parents and Students February 2022

Below is a summary of changes which will take place in our school immediately and over the next few weeks.

  • The Government has accepted the recommendations of the NPHET to remove remaining restrictions relating to mask-wearing and physical distancing in schools.
  • If members of staff or students wish to continue wearing face masks or coverings, they may do so.
  • Continued use of good infection prevention and control measures such as hand washing, respiratory hygiene, and ventilation is advised.
  • Critical components of the collective response in relation to COVID-19 continue to apply including self-isolation if symptomatic (even if fully vaccinated/boosted) or if having a positive COVID-19 test.

 

Public health risk assessment arrangements for special schools:

  • Where a positive case occurs in a special school Public Health will undertake a public health risk assessment if the positive case was in the school setting during their infectious period.

Reminders for parents:

  • Please communicate with the school by phone or email
  • Please be familiar with our school policy in relation to children with symptoms of COVID-19
  • Not to send children to school if they are
    • close contacts of a person with COVID-19
    • are awaiting a test
    • are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
    • if they live with someone who has symptoms of the virus