Covid 19 Updates

We have updated our Covid-19 Logistics Plan for the Safe and Sustainable Operation of Newtown Junior School.  This can be found here Revised Covid 19 Logistics Plan NJS August 2021

The Department of Education has also published a range of resources which might be helpful for parents.  These resources include some videos with information on the return to school.  General Wellbeing resources are also included.  These can be found here http://www.gov.ie/en/publication/af24b-wellbeing-guidance-documents-for-parents-students-and-schools/

The Parents Guide to Close Contacts published on 24th June 2021 sets out the current guidance on this.  This is set out at a link below. 

The current Department of Education’s Covid-19 Response Plan for the safe and sustainable operation of Primary and Special Schools can be found here Covid 19 Response Plan for the safe and sustainable operation of Primary and Special Schools August 2021.

The HSE has published a parent’s guide to close contacts.  This guide sets out what to expect when your child has been told they are a close contact of a person who has Covid-19.  These guidelines can be accessed here A Parents Guide to Close Contacts in School HSE 24 June 2021.

If a case of Covid-19 is confirmed in a school setting, the Public Health team will contact the school to carry out a Public Health Risk Assessment.  This assessment will inform the decisions regarding the identification of close contacts and will identify what further action is required.  

Updated Isolation Quick Guides June 2021

Here is the current isolation guide for children older than 3 months and up to 13 years of age Isolation quick guide under 13s June 2021

Here is the current isolation guide for adults and children from their 13th birthday Isolation quick guide Adults and children from their 13th birthday June 2021

March, 2021
Here is the current Isolation Quick Guide for Children older than 3 months and up to 13 years of age. 


Here is the current Isolation Quick Guide for Adults and children from their 13th birthday. 

26th February 2021

Please see updated Isolation Quick Guides from the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre. These documents set out the Covid-19 symptoms and the steps to take depending on the circumstances.

Please see updated Isolation Quick Guides from the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre. These documents set out the Covid-19 symptoms and the steps to take depending on the circumstances.

Here is the guide for children aged up to 13: Isolation quick guide under 13s 18th January

Here is the guide for adults and children aged 13 years upwards:  Isolation quick guide Adults and children from their 13th birthday 18th January

Guidance from the DES and HSE on what do if your child is a ‘close contact’ of someone with a confirmed case of Covid 19

https://youtu.be/x2Vur9Dx4dk

Please see below for current isolation guidelines from the HSE:

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

Updated Isolation Quick Guides March 2021

Here is the current isolation guide for children older than 3 months and up to 13 years of ageIsolation quick guide under 13s Version 5th March 2021

Here is the current isolation guide for adults and children from their 13th birthday. Isolation quick guide Adults and children from their 13th birthday Version 5th March 2021