Updated: August 23rd, 2021
Our school community has put in place rules and routines which must be followed to keep everyone safe. The latest public health advice on returning to school is available on gov.ie/backtoschool and for the latest public health information on COVID-19 go to www.hse.ie/covid19.
What should I do if my child has symptoms of COVID-19?
- If your child has any of the following symptoms of Covid-19, do not send them to school and contact your GP.
- Symptoms include: A temperature of 38 degrees Celsius or more, a new cough, loss or changed sense of taste or smell, shortness of breath or an existing breathing condition that has become worse, other uncommon symptoms of Covid-19, such as sore throat, headaches or diarrhoea.
When should I not send my child to school?
Do not send your child to school if they have:
- Been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
- Been living with someone who is unwell and may have COVID-19.
If your GP sends your child for a COVID-19 test, your child should remain at home until a negative test result is received.
If COVID-19 is detected, they must self-isolate and follow the instructions from public health authorities. The HSE will provide you with guidance upon receiving a positive result.
When can I send by child back into school?
- If COVID-19 is not detected from the test, they can return to school once their symptoms are clear.
- When the HSE has notified you the time period of self-isolation has ended (usually between 10 to 14 days).
What do I need to do if I want to visit the school?
Due to COVID-19, our school is open to school staff, students and essential visitors only. Parents/Guardians can come to the school by appointment only. Please e-mail or call the school to make an appointment. If attending a meeting only one adult can attend these meetings. A face mask must be worn. Please make use of the hand sanitiser upon entry to the building.
What rules and routines are in place for my child’s return to school?
The same rules and routines that were in place from September 2020 continue to be in place from September 2021.
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.
- You can get the latest information about being a close contact and about self-isolation by going to www.hse.ie/covdi19 or contact your GP.
When should my child 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
Your child should become familiar with the following posters which are on display within our School:
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.
C. COVID-19: Help Prevent Coronavirus
To download the English language poster, click the image above.
D. How To Use Face Coverings
To download the poster, click the image above.