Covid 19 Updates

HSE Stress Control

Stress Control is an evidenced based programme that teaches practical skills to deal with stress. It might be of interest to school staff and parents. The free on-line programme has already been completed by approximately 10,000 people in Ireland.

The programme covers topics including:

  • how stress affects our bodies and our thoughts;
  • skills to overcome panicky feelings; and
  • and tips to getting a good night’s sleep.

This programme includes six modules which will be broadcast at scheduled times for 3 weeks. Modules will be broadcast on Mondays (repeated Tuesdays) and Thursdays (repeated Fridays), with each module running at 2pm and again at 8.30pm.

Go to www.stresscontrol.ie and subscribe at no cost to the YouTube channel so you will be updated when the next module will be broadcast.

Stress Control will be rolled out again from the 5th October, so check www.stresscontrol.ie regularly for updates.

The HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has published an Isolation Quick Guide.  This sets out the Covid-19 symptoms and the steps to take depending on the circumstances.  Please read it here Isolation quick guide

 

Parents, we received an open letter from the acting Chief Medical Officer regarding the return to school. Please read it here Open Letter ACMO to Parents

Here’s a sneak peep at school – we are so looking forward to welcoming everyone tomorrow!

 

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Since the Department of Education and Skills published its Covid-19 Response Plan for the Safe and Sustainable Re-opening of Primary and Special Schools, we have been working on our Response Plan.  Our Policy Statement and Current Logistics plan are set out below:
Covid 19 Logistics NJS 27.8.20

Covid 19 Policy Statement

On 25th August, the Department of Education and Skills shared updated HSE guidance for parents on Covid-19.  Please read it here Information from HSE for parents

Here is general information for Parents from the Department of Education and Skills on the return to school:Advice for parents

Back to School! Click below to watch the videos on what to expect when you come back.

 

 

 

 

Here is information from the Health Service Executive which we recommend you read.

To ensure you know that what steps to take if you think your child has Coronavirus, please click on the link HSE – What to do if your child has symptoms of Coronavirus

Here is the HSE guidance on cough etiquette. We will use this throughout school.

This is the HSE guidance on the correct way to wash our hands.  We will be teaching this throughout school.  We will also follow similar practice when using sanitiser:  Handwashing Guidelines