To minimise the risk of Covid-19 spreading in school the classrooms windows are kept open, wherever possible.
The heat in each room has been turned up to try to compensate for this.
As well all the normal cleaning of classrooms we also have all classroom surfaces wiped down with sanitizer during each of the breaks, while pupils are on yard.
Could you please ensure your child(ren) have a coat on every day, going to school, so that they can go to the yard, even in light rain?
When the children are out on breaks it facilitates the airing and sanitising of all classrooms twice a day.
This is very beneficial as we do not want pupils sitting in the same classroom for five hours a day without correct ventilation or a change of air.
This link explains the importance of a change of air in classrooms during the day.
Please click the link below to read the guidance for schools from the Department of Education & Skills regards ventilation in schools and opening windows.
“Practical Steps for the Deployment of Good Ventilation Practices in Schools”