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Added 10th January 2022 

With schools opening this week, the Department is launching a communications campaign focusing on the importance of upholding high standards of safety in schools and at home.

 The campaign is multi-faceted and features a radio ad aimed at parents. This will air nationally and locally from Wednesday 5 January and will continue to be broadcast over the coming weeks.

 The digital aspect of the campaign features a video of primary and post-primary students encouraging their fellow students to stay safe and stay home if they have Covid-19 symptoms.

 This element of the campaign will also be heavily promoted across social media channels and includes messages in English, Irish, Polish, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Romanian and ISL. The Department is currently looking at developing materials in more languages.

 The digital advertising promotes the videos and links to further materials, including posters and information on symptoms.

The most up to date information on symptoms is always available from the HSE.  

You can keep track of our activity by keeping an eye on our LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter accounts; the materials will also be live on gov..ie; Instagram and Facebook.

 Kind regards, Info_COVID19

 

Added 31st August 2021   Please Click to View Letter to Parents and Return Map PDF.

Added 30th August 2021 

Know the Symptoms of COVID-19

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 it is important to know and recognise the symptoms of coronavirus (which includes the DELTA variant).

Common symptoms of coronavirus include:

 a fever (high temperature - 38 degrees Celsius or above).

 a new cough - this can be any kind of cough, not just dry.

 shortness of breath or breathing difficulties.

 loss or change in 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

 Fatigue

 Aches and Pains

Other uncommon symptoms of coronavirus include:

 sore throat

 headaches

 runny or stuffy noses

 feeling sick or vomiting

 diarrhoea

 

Infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 can cause illness, ranging from mild to severe, and, in some cases, can be fatal. It can take up to 14 days for symptoms to show. They can be similar to symptoms of cold and flu.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus), self-isolate (stay in your room) and phone your family doctor straight away to see if you need a free COVID-19 test.

Getting an early diagnosis means, you can get the help you need and take steps to avoid spreading the virus, if you have it.

For the complete list of symptoms, please refer to the HSE Website. Symptoms may be subject to change so regular review of the HSE Website is advised. If you do not have symptoms, you can get a free COVID-19 (coronavirus) test at a COVID-19 walk-in test centre.

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Added 9th April 2021 Please find Return to Educational Facility declaration form Here

Added 29th March 2021 

The parents of these students and any staff members who have been identified as close contacts of confirmed cases will receive contact from contact tracers with information about restricted movement. The following information in relation to restricted movements applies:

 

·Restricted movements means not attending school, not going on public transport, not having visitors to the house or visiting other people’s houses. However, provided the child/staff is asymptomatic they can go outside for walks/exercise, but only with members of their own household.

·There are no requirements for household members of these children/staff to restrict their movements. However should any of the children/staff develop symptoms such as cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fever or loss of taste and smell, then all members of the household should self-isolate and they should contact their GP.

·Children/staff will be referred for testing which is a routine part of contact tracing. Appointments will be sent to the parents/staff member by text message. Should your child/staff member develop symptoms before or after this testing session, they should contact their GP to arrange another test.

Please see advisory posted received 29th March 2021  ISOLATION QUICK GUIDE 

Added 24th February 2021 Please check Advisory Poster from Department of Education and Skills

Added 23rd February 2021   

Parents of children returning in this phase will be asked by the school to complete the declaration form at the attached link:  This form is

to be used when children are returning to the setting after any absence. From the DES Framework Plan for phased return of primary school

education 2021.

 

Please See links to documents or websites as recommended by the Department of Education and Skills.

Added 30/08/2020       'Twas the night before school
                                    When all through the house
                                    Not a creature was stirring except for this spouse!       Click for more.....

Added 28/08/2020        Please click for update letter to parents 28th August 2020

                                     Please click to see Map relevant to school opening

                                     Please click to see update letter to parents 21st August 2020

 

Added 25/08/2020 Please click for Information for Parents from HSE       Please click for Advice for Parents

Added 23/08/2020                    Loads of information available on gov.ie/backtoschool

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Ms. Glynn has cropped the handwashing technique and hand sanitiser technique sections of the teacher video to share with the school community prior to the 31st so correct technique is practised at home before coming into the school building. The two videos can be found here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1B2PxB_tS-i64TIMwA1sqRQwU7x7DkZIp