COVID-19 Response Plan


    August 2022 Advice for pupils:

    We are updating you with the most recent COVID information provided by the Dept of Education. The most recent information regarding COVID & school can be obtained from the HSE website or following the link below

    https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/preventing-the-spread/child-returning-to-school-or-childcare/

    In practical terms what does it mean for you as pupils of our College for this academic year:

    • Staying at home if you have symptoms: The requirement to stay at home if you have symptoms remains – for students and staff alike. 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. Please follow our current guideline on what to do if you feel unwell.
    • Hand Hygiene: Schools should continue to promote good hygiene. Hand hygiene can be achieved by hand washing or use of a hand sanitiser (when hands look clean). Please continue to follow the HSE advice on effective hand hygiene.
    • Face coverings/mask wearing: It is no longer a requirement for staff or pupils to wear a face covering/mask in school. Students can continue to wear a face covering/mask if they wish to do so on a personal basis.
    • Physical Distancing: As the general requirement for physical distancing in society no longer applies, schools are no longer required to maintain these arrangements.
    • Use of changing room and lockers can resume.
    • Visitors to schools/Parent teacher meetings: Normal arrangements for visitors now apply. In this context, parent teacher meetings should resume in schools .
    • All the above, no doubt, will be updated as advice/guidelines are issued.  As always if there is any uncertainty at all drop in, text, email, teams' message or ring to clarify any of the information above. Thank you for playing your part in keeping our college community safe.

    COVID Symptoms  Please do not to attend school if pupils have any symptoms of Covid-19 infection. The HSE advise parents to take a precautionary approach, particularly for children less able to articulate their symptoms, that if a child appears unwell, observe them at home and contact their GP as appropriate.

    Tommy Brown Principal & Anne Sheerin Deputy Principal