Children who should not attend school
If your child is in one of the following categories, they should not attend school –
- Children who have been diagnosed with Covid-19
- Children who have been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with Covid-19
- Children who have a suspected case of Covid-19 and the outcome of the test is pending
- Children who have been in contact with a person who has a suspected case of Covid-19 and the outcome of the test is pending
- Children who have been living with someone who is unwell and may have COVID-19
- Children with underlying health conditions who have been directed by a medical professional not to attend school
- Children who have returned home after travelling abroad and must self-isolate for a period of 14 days – Quarantine has changed and will probably change again. Principal, Deputy Principal and LWRs will continue to monitor Government guidelines regarding travel to Ireland and implications of quarantine for school community subsequent to any travel.
- Children between the ages of 12 and 17 will be required to have a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival to travel into the country, unless they have valid proof of vaccination or recovery.
- Children of any age, travelling with accompanying vaccinated or recovered adults will not be required to self-quarantine post arrival. However, where one accompanying adult needs to self-quarantine, then all children must also self-quarantine.
- Currently, children aged 11 and under do not need a RT-PCR test to travel to Ireland. Children of any age, travelling with accompanying vaccinated or recovered adults do not need to self-quarantine post arrival. However, if one accompanying adult needs to self-quarantine, then all children must also self-quarantine.
- Children who are generally unwell and displaying any of the following symptoms:
- Symptoms of Delta are different and parents especially will have to be aware that a runny nose, congestion is also a symptom – basically common cold symptoms!
- Runny or blocked nose
- Nasal Congestion
- High temperature 38°C +
- Fever or chills
- Sore Throat
- Feeling very tired
- Aches and pains
- shortness of breath or an existing breathing condition that has recently become worse
- Loss/change to sense of smell or taste
- Red or sore eyes