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Covid19 Information

The Department of Education released a suite of resources for parents to assist you in supporting your son in his return to school. Please click on the link below to view them.

There are some useful items here including animated videos, fact sheets and other important information.
Please pay particular attention to the section “How to protect your child from Coronavirus”. It contains very useful information including when not to send your child to school. I have pasted the link to this section below.
Please remember to keep your son out of school if he has Covid 19 symptoms or if he has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid 19 or if he has been abroad in a non green list country. Though it may be disruptive, or a false alarm, your cautious actions in this regard will keep us all safe and ensure that our school remains open.
Please have a careful look through the resources and share them with your son as you feel appropriate.
Please see our Covid 19 School Response Plan   I would ask you to read carefully as it contains a lot of useful information.

Return to school

Thank you to all our parents who have been so supportive and responsible in ensuring continued safety of all in our school.

As with all schools at the moment we are finding ourselves in the position of sending home children who report as unwell.

If your child is sent home please consult with your GP before he returns to school.

Parents should inform us in writing if his GP says the child does not need a Covid 19 test and is fit to return to school.

If you child is referred for a Covid test and is returned as negative please inform us in writing before returning your son to school.  This can be done simply by emailing us info@stpatsbns.ie.

Please note that even with a negative test your child should be symptom free for 48 hours.

The Department of Education is advising that if children have a blocked or runny nose, as is common at this time of year, they can attend school but not if they have been given medication like paracetemol or Ibuprofen.

HSE advice states that if children “Need Ibuprofen or Paracetemol” for their symptoms, they must not attend school for 48 hours.

Thank you.