COVID-19 Response Plan

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Updated: February 24th, 2021

Return to School from March 2021:

The Department of Education has issued new information in relation to the return to school.

From Monday, March 1st all 6th year students will return to the school building. Students will follow their classes as normal, based on their existing timetable. All other groups will continue with online learning.

As part of the Return to School plan and subject to public health, 5th Years will return to the physical classroom from Monday, March 15th and all other groups (1st to 4th Year) will return from Monday, April 12th. 

Upon your return to school, you must continue to:

  • Keep a distance of 2 metres or more
  • Wear a mask at all times when inside the school building. For your safety and for the safety of others, your mask MUST cover your nose, mouth, and chin.
  • Maintaining proper coughing and sneezing etiquette.
  • Regularly wash and sanitise your hands.
  • Wipe your desk and chair down before and after use
  • Observe the assigned seating protocols
  • Follow the one-way system within the school building.

Additional information:

  • If your son is feeling unwell, please DO NOT send him to school and contact your GP for further assistance.
  • Please NOTIFY the school if your son is not attending classes. Clear communication is important.
  • If your son has been deemed a “close contact”, your son MUST reduce his movements and MUST not attend school for 14 days as per HSE guidelines.
  • Visitors to our school are by appointment only, please phone or email the school to make an appointment. Please follow our COVID-19 safety procedures when entering the school building.

Further information is available at gov.ie/school.

Information from August to December 2020:

This section of our website features information regarding your son’s safe return to school this autumn. This section of the website will be updated regularly.

Update October 1st, 2020 – Returning to School After a brief illness

View the document here.

Update September 17th, 2020 – Regarding Face coverings

Please see the latest information provided by the Department of Education & Skills regarding the wearing of masks/face coverings. View the document here.

Roadmap for the full return to School

We recommend you all to read the comprehensive Roadmap, provided by the Department of Education & Skills.

The Roadmap for the full return to School sets out how schools will reopen for all students from the end of August and what the operation of our schools will look like and be sustainable in a COVID-19 context. It has been developed in line with public health advice issued by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), the Roadmap for Society and Business, and follows comprehensive and intensive engagement with education stakeholders including the school management bodies and staff representatives. 

To read this document click here.

COVID-19 Advice for Parents/Guardians

Symptoms to look out for and when to contact your GP. Schools are back and the winter season is ahead of us. Every year, schoolchildren get colds, flu and other infections. This time, coronavirus (COVID-19) is with us. The HSE has produced a guide for what symptoms to look out for and what to do if your child is unwell.

To read this document click here.

When should my son wash his hands and use sanitiser?

✔ On arrival at school

✔ Before eating or drinking

✔ After using the toilet

✔ After playing outdoors

✔ When their hands are physically dirty

✔ When they cough or sneeze

✔ On exit of the school

Posters on display within our School

It is important your son familiarises themselves with these posters.

A. Cover Your Cough and Sneeze

Click the image below to get information about what to do when you cough or sneeze.

B. How to Properly Wash Your Hands

Click below to watch a video by the HSE and WHO about how to properly wash your hands.

Click the image above to view the poster for proper hand hygiene in the English language.

Download the poster in  Gaelige | Polish | Romanian | Chinese | French | Spanish | Portuguese | Other languages

C. COVID-19: Help Prevent Coronavirus 

To download the English language poster, click the image above. 

Download the poster in  Gaelige | Polish | Romanian | Chinese | French | Spanish | Portuguese | Other languages

D. How To Use Face Coverings 

To download the poster, click the image above. 

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