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Wondering Should You Organise a Playdate during Covid 19?

Are you concerned about having kids to your home for a play date? We contacted HSE for advice on playdates during Covid 19 and the message is clear, be mindful and work together to interrupt the transmission while still enjoying life and allowing kids to have their childhood.

The HSE encourages the public to continue to work together interrupting the transmission of COVID-19. However we are mindful that balance is required, people have to live their lives, children have to play.

Basic advice is still applicable;

children and adults should wash their hands regularly,
practice social distancing where possible,
 and reduce social interactions.

It would be advisable to limit the number of children attending if you are organising a play date. Teach your children how to interact, coughing etiquette and how to wash their hands properly. If a child is sick they should not attend a play date or visit older relatives.
All indoor and outdoor activities for children should follow public health guidelines.

If you and your child go to a play area:

follow social distancing guidance - keep 2 metres from other children and adults
get your child to wash their hands before and afterwards
use hand sanitiser when hand washing facilities are not available
make sure your child follows good hygiene practices when coughing or sneezing

Children taking part in group activities, such as sports, should be put into small groups. This group should contain the same children and staff members for every activity. Read more about protecting your child on the HSE website here. There are different levels of restrictions in place in some counties. Visit for more information about levels of restrictions across Ireland.


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