Covid-19

Due to Covid-19, school life has changed considerably. It has brought unprecedented challenges to all schools around the country, including Clonmore N.S.  All families should make themselves familiar with the information in this section. If your child displays any of the symptoms of Covid-19 they must not attend school. If unsure, please contact your GP for further advice.
In the event of a confirmed case of Covid-19 affecting the school, this situation will be led and managed by the HSE. Any decisions or actions deemed necessary by the school will be communicated directly to us by the HSE, i.e. school closures (full/partial), contract tracing, testing, sharing of information and so on.
The support and understanding of all our families was vital to the successful reopening of our school and will continue to be so in the challenging weeks and months ahead.

Key Messages from Government Guidelines (August 2021)       

  • Children must not attend school if they display any symptoms of Covid-19   
  • Children must self-isolate or restrict their movements at home if they display any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and contact their family doctor to arrange a test
  • Parents are asked to cooperate with any public health officials and the school for contact tracing purposes and to follow any public health advice in the event of a case or outbreak in the school
  • In cases where children are deemed close contacts, the HSE will advise on attending/returning to school. This advice must be followed. Automatic testing of asymptomatic close contacts  in primary education is no longer recommended and these asymptomatic close contacts will no longer need to restrict their movements. However, children deemed as household contacts will still need to restrict their movements and get a Covid-19 test. 
  •  Children that have travelled outside of Ireland; in such instances parents are advised to consult and follow latest Government advice in relation to foreign travel

Important Reminders
  • Avoid congregation at school gates, remembering social distancing
  • Access to the school is strictly by appointment only
  • Practice with your child(ren) correct hand hygiene and coughing/sneezing techniques
  • If your contact details change, please inform the school asap


Returning to School

The Government has provided lots of Covid-19 information and videos on returning to school and for those starting school for the first time. Please see the link below for further information on their Back to School Campaign.
https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a04fc-advice-for-students-and-their-families


HSE

The HSE provides all the most up to date information relating to Covid-19. Please see the link below for further information

REMEMBER THE SYMPTOMS
  • High Temperature
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Loss of Taste or Smell

Information Posters for Parents


Clonmore N.S. Covid-19 Response Plan