Coronavirus Updates

Good Hygiene Practices

We have put the following in place to support good hygiene practices:

– lessons on hand washing, coughing etc which we are continually reinforcing. 

– regular cleaning of table tops, door handles, banisters etc.

– all children and staff using their own clean towels to dry their hands. 

– soap available at wash areas.

Recent Dublin School Closure- Letter 02.03.2020

The Department of Education and Skills issued a letter to all schools from the Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan, addressing the recent school closure as a result of the confirmed Covid-19 case. https://www.gov.ie/en/news/9771d5-statement-from-the-national-public-health-emergency-team/

Advice for Families Returning from Travelling

Please inform the school if you have been in affected areas. https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/educationguidance/Advice%20for%20people%20who%20have%20come%20to%20Ireland%20from%20other%20countries%20V4.pdf

Advice for Families and Schools from the HSE

Please see advice document which was sent to the community 26.03.2020 https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/educationguidance/Advice%20for%20schools%20preschool%20settings%20and%20parents%20V3.pdf

Posters

Please see posters we are using in the school. https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Information/National-Emergencies-Public-Health-Issues/primary-poster.pdf https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Information/National-Emergencies-Public-Health-Issues/post-primary-poster.pdf https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Information/National-Emergencies-Public-Health-Issues/covid_19-poster-advice-for-schools.pdf

Useful Websites

We are using these websites to keep updated on policies, as this item develops: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/information-for-schools-preschools-and-third-level-institutions-on-the-coronavirus.html