Covid-19 Information for Parents
The latest Isolation quick guide from the HPSC lists the following as possible signs of COVID-19 disease:
- fever of 38.0⁰C or higher without another medical reason (such as chickenpox or a urine infection) OR
- new cough or difficulty breathing or worsening of an existing breathing problem, OR
- loss of sense of smell, change in sense of taste, or loss of sense of taste (if your child is able to say this) OR
- other minor breathing or chest problems in a child who has been in contact with an ill person, is part of an outbreak or is a contact of someone who has COVID-19
- Other symptoms associated with COVID-19 include fatigue, nasal congestion, conjunctivitis, sore throat, headache, muscle/joint pain, skin rash, nausea or vomiting, diarrhoea, chills or dizziness.
Please follow the guidance given in the document if you suspect that your child is presenting with symptoms of COVID-19. If your child has any new onset symptoms and feels unwell or seems off form, please do not send them to school.
CLICK HERE to access the guide : Isolation quick guide for parents and guardians of children older than 3 months and up to 13 years of age
The following change to contact tracing and testing for children attending primary school came into effect on Monday 27th September. "From Monday September 27th children who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 and may have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in schools, childcare facilities, sports, and social settings, will not have to restrict their movements or get a COVID 19 test."
The full document can be accessed at gov.ie (Information for Parents about the changes to contact tracing and testing for children aged between 3 months and 13 years in Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School Age Childcare (SAC), education (primary school), sport, and social settings)
Please fill in this form following any absences: