Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 28/10/2021. Tags: Parenting
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, has asked parents to consider cutting down on their children's activities outside school amid a worrying surge in Covid-19 infections in five to 12 year olds.
Dr Glynn said that "it's not entirely clear what's driving it (increased incidence) in that age group at the moment" but advised that "we’re watching that very closely, and we’re doing further analysis in that age group at the moment ". Dr Glynn went on to say that "parents should ask if their children need to be engaging in everything they are engaging in at a point in time”.
He added: “If your children are going on playdates or engaging in sport, think of all the other activities they are engaging in.” Parents have also been urged not to bring their kids trick-or-treating this Halloween if they are showing symptoms of Covid-19
Separately, the Independent.ie
reports that a primary school Principal has warned parents of the 'shocking' speed of the spread of coronavirus as more than 40 people, mainly students, have tested positive for the coronvirus over a short number of days at Cullina National School
in Beaufort, Co Kerry. According to the Independent, one in five of the school's 160 pupils now have Covid-19 but the schools is still scheduled to reopen fully on Monday, after the mid-term break, based on advice from the Department of Education and HSE.