The diocese of Armagh has issued a statement today confirming that all Communions and Confirmations will be postponed until further notice. Bishops’ statement on the Covid-19 restrictions in Republic of Ireland | Archdiocese of Armagh (armagharchdiocese.org)
The Government and HSE have published advice in the form of FAQs for parents and a 2 page poster, around all aspects of returning to school for the children. These websites might help alleviate any forms of COVID-19 anxieties among parents and children in relation to school. https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/covid-19-schools-and-parents-resources/back-to-school-advice-for-parents.pdf https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/389bd-topics-being-raised-on-the-back-to-school-helpline/
The Department’s Wellbeing Office has updated the Guidance for Schools on supporting the wellbeing of school communities as schools reopen.
Dear Principal, https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/primarycareguidance/adviceriskassessmentandmanagementofpatients/ School reopening is now underway following months of intensive planning and effort by school management and staff. The Department of Education has been working with education partners and wider stakeholders to support the system to meet the challenges of reopening and keeping schools open during this very difficult time. The Department has […]
COVID-19 Advice for parents Symptoms to look out for and when to contact your GP Schools are back and the winter season is ahead of us. Every year, schoolchildren get colds, flu and other infections. This time, coronavirus (COVID-19) is with us. Here is a guide on what symptoms to look out for and what […]
An Roinn Sláinte Department of Health Office of the Chief Medical Officer 31/08/2020 Open letter from Acting Chief Medical Officer to parents & guardians of school children and to teachers and affiliated school staff To parents and guardians of school children in Ireland, I am very aware that many of you are worried about the […]
We (DES) have updated gov.ie/backtoschool with new materials for parents and for students. These are designed to be age-appropriate and have been developed in consultation with children and young people and parents. I am grateful to everyone who has participated in giving us this feedback and support and I hope you find them useful. […]
Dear Parents, Please follow the attached link to read important HSE advise on when/when not to send you child to school if they are feeling unwell. https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/if-your-child-has-symptoms.html#stay-at-home