Dear Parents/Guardians,

If your child is feeling unwell, we recommend you speak to your child’s GP for advice.

If your GP decides your child DOES NOT have Covid 19 symptoms, your child must still restrict your movements (stay at home) until your child has not had any symptoms for 48 hours. This is because you may have another infectious illness, such as flu.

You can return to your normal activities once you are 48 hours without symptoms. This includes going to work or school.

Example 1: Your child, “Boston, ”  is ill / sent home from school on Monday. Boston wakes up Tuesday and feels fine. Boston must restrict movements for 48 hours. Therefore Boston CANNOT return to school until Thursday.

Example 2: Your child “Illinois” feels ill on a Wednesday night. You contact GP, GP says Illinois does not need to go for a Covid Test. However Illinois still has a cough and is lethargic on Thursday and Friday. Illinois starts to feel better on Saturday but still has a cough. On Sunday cough is gone and Illinois has no symptoms. Illinois must stay at home on Monday & Tuesday and returns to school on Wednesday – when Illinois is 48 hours symptom free. 

When to keep your child at home

Do not send your child to school if any of the following apply.

Your child has:

  • a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius or more
  • any other common symptoms of COVID-19 – a new cough, loss or changed sense of taste or smell, shortness of breath or an existing breathing condition that has recently become worse
  • been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • been living with someone who is unwell and may have COVID-19
  • other uncommon symptoms of COVID-19, such as sore throat or headaches
  • diarrhoea
  • returned from another country in the last 14 days

Please make sure your child is SYMPTOM FREE for 48 hours before returning to school. 

Please continue to take a precautionary approach to your families’ health and the well-being of our school community. 

Let’s continue to work together to protect each other

Stay safe / Fanaigí Slán




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