Updated Covid Protocols
As you will have noted, there is an increase in the number of children presenting with Covid-19 nationwide, thankfully with no severe impact on health. However, we must all remain vigilant. Please note the following:
WHEN A CHILD IS SYMPTOMATIC at school we call the parent to collect the child.
CONTACT DETAILS: Please ensure that those listed as contacts are available to collect the child immediately (you can update your contact details directly via Aladdin Connect, including your chosen emergency contacts)
ISOLATION AT SCHOOL: At school, we occasionally have had to isolate more than one child at a time. We have now allocated a special space for children awaiting collection under the front canopy where they are under the supervision of the principal or secretary. The canopy provides both shelter and ventilation.
IF SOMEONE (CHILD OR ADULT) IN THE HOUSEHOLD IS SYMPTOMATIC and referred for a test by GP, all non-vaccinated household members must restrict movements until the results are in. (Vaccinated non-symptomatic members of the household do not need to restrict their movements)
IF A PARENT IS BEING TESTED AS A CLOSE CONTACT WITH NO SYMPTOMS, their child(ren) can attend school.
IF A PARENT IS POSITIVE, any unvaccinated close contacts will have to restrict movements, as per current guidelines (negative test on day 10). The most up to date advice on that can be found on HSE.ie
We ask that you KEEP US INFORMED at all stages so that we can take any mitigating actions necessary to keep our school community safe.
Thank you all for your continued support and co-operation as we navigate the ever evolving pandemic landscape. We will keep you updated as and when any changes to these protocols are to be implemented.
Brid Chambers, Principal Claire Forrestal and Mary Noonan, Covid Officers
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
a fever (high temperature - 38 degrees Celsius or above) - including having chills
a new cough - this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
shortness of breath or breathing difficulties
loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
runny or blocked nose
nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
aches and pains or tiredness