Control Measures - To prevent Introduction and Spread of COVID-19 in Schools
One of the key messages to manage the risks of COVID-19 is to do everything practical to avoid the introduction of COVID-19 into the school. If infection is not introduced it cannot be spread. The risk of spreading the infection once introduced exists in all interpersonal interactions; student - student, teacher - teacher and teacher- student, and must be managed in all settings.
A range of essential control measures have been implemented to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID -19 virus and to protect the safety, health and welfare of staff, students, parents and visitors as far as possible within the school. The control measures shall continue to be reviewed and updated as required on an ongoing basis.
It is critical that staff, students, parents and visitors are aware of, and adhere to, the control measures outlined and that they fully cooperate with all health and safety requirements.
Students that have symptoms of COVID-19 should NOT attend school, and should phone their doctor and follow HSE guidance on self-isolation;
COVID-19 symptoms are
Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties
Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Students should NOT attend school if they have been identified by the HSE as a close contact for a person with COVID-19 and to follow the HSE advice on restriction of movement;
Students should NOT attend school if they have returned from a country not on the Green List within the previous 14 days.
Students that develop COVID-19 symptoms at school MUST bring this to the attention of the principal (or deputy principal if the principal is unavailable) immediately.
The HSE website provides up to date information on how what we all need to do in order to protect others: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/protect-yourself-and-others.html.
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