Latest HSE Guidelines – Covid 19
COVID-19 is still with us. These are important things that we can all keep doing to help reduce infection and protect the entire school community:
- Isolate if you are symptomatic (even if you are fully vaccinated and boosted) or if you are diagnosed with COVID-19.
- If you have symptoms, stay at home until 48 hours after symptoms resolve.
- Complete your primary and booster programme of vaccination.
Continue to manage risk for yourself and others who are more vulnerable. You can do this by wearing masks, physical distancing and avoiding crowds as well as maintaining basic hand and respiratory hygiene.
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.
Back to School Covid Information for Parents and Students January 2022
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