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The Department of Education and Skills is regularly updating its information for schools, preschools and third level institutions on Covid-19 and is also providing updated information from the Department of Health and HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre following a meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team.
As further advice or information is provided, it will be issued to schools and posted on the Department’s website and we will try and include it here on Schooldays.ie where possible.
It is also important to take the time to talk to your kids and teens about their fears around coronovirus - Read our Tips on addressing their worries.
Advice issued to Parents and Schools
2nd April 2020
Guidance on continuity of schooling for primary and post-primary schools
26th March 2020
School Meals Programme Guidance for Schools
25th March 2020
Letter to Principals & teachers re continuity of teaching and learning
24th March 2020
Schools to remain closed until 19th April
19th March 2020
Leaving & Junior Cert Oral & Practical exams cancelled and coursework dates extended
13th March 2020
Scoilnet and PDST letter to Principals
12th March 2020
Statement from Department of Education re closure of schools
11th March 2020
Talking to children and young people about Covid-10
10th March 2020
Statement to advise that there is no decision to close schools at this point
02 March 2020 Chief Medical Officer advice to parents and schools
Letter from the Chief Medical Officer to Parents of School & Pre School Children
01 March 2020: Chief Medical Officer to Principals
Letter from the Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan to school principals .
27 February 2020:
The Chief Medical Officer from the Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan, has issued the following letter to parents of school children travelling from affected regions.
The Department website advises that Public health doctors are available to liaise with schools and advise on precautions if staff and/or students have any concerns.
The Chief Medical Officer from the Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan, has issued the following following letter to parents of school children travelling from affected regions.
Anyone who has travelled from the affected regions and has no symptoms should visit the HSE website for advice. The most important action we can take to protect ourselves from Covid-19 is regular hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene.
Note - The Covid-19 affected regions are listed as mainland China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Iran and the following regions of northern Italy - Lombardy, Veneto Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont.
Travel advice for all Irish citizens is provided through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The Department of Education have made the following posts available to schools to download - a Covid-19 Information Poster and a ' Cover your cough and sneeze' poster
Further Useful Links
Health Protection Surveillance Centre Website Education Guidance
Downloadable Public Health Advice Poster
Source : education.ie
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