COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN
Please see our most recently updated Covid-19 Response Plan here (23/8/2021)
Covid 19 Isolation Guidelines – January 2022
Covid-19 HSPC Documentation
We just wanted to make you aware, if you hadn’t already seen, that the isolation guides for under 13s and over 13s have been updated this week:
- Under 13s: https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/algorithms/Isolation%20quick%20guide%20under%2013s.pdf. This latest version has a version date of 6/1/21, but contains up to date information, so should probably be 6/1/22.
- Over 13s: https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/algorithms/Isolation%20quick%20guide%20Adults%20and%20children%20from%20their%2013th%20birthday.pdf
(We do note some ambiguity here around continued isolation from day 8-10 if symptom free, and have queried this with the Department).
Both these are available here
There is also this HSPC flow chart which may be a handy visual representation for yourselves and the school community.
All of the above links are also contained in the National Interim Guidelines for Public Health management of contacts of cases of COVID-19 document which was updated on 6/1/22.
Letter sent home to parents on 26/8/2021parents-c19-information-august-2021
School Guidance Documents in relation to children presenting to schoolCOVID-19-Assessment-and-decision-making-pathway-for-all-children Isolation-quick-guide-v1.1
Re-opening in August 2021 @PowerstownETNS
We kindly ask that ALL CHILDREN have:
- A small reuseable bag to use as a personal hygiene bag.
- Face cloth, tissues, small hand-sanitizer for personal hygiene bag. (Parents/guardians are asked to was face cloths daily – as will be used as personal hand-towels)
By purchasing these items we can minimise the risk of cross-contamination in school. Thank you for your support.
Hand Sanitizer will be at every entrance and exit point in the school.
Portable sanitizer will be accessible to pupils arrival to school.
Hand sanitizer will be in every room in the school.
Soap & hot water:
Soap & hot water are in EVERY classroom and every toilet in the school and accessible throughout the school day to children.
All children will have their own personal hand towels (face cloths) in their personal hygiene pack. This will help minimise cross contamination (and also be good for our environment!).
The school will stock same in case your child forgets theirs.
It is imperative that your child knows how to wash their hands properly. Your child will be washing their hands regularly throughout the school day.