What should I do if…
In these times keeping our school community safe is really important. Part of this is knowing what to do if your child has symptoms of Covid-19. Click on the image below for a quick and simple guide on when I shouldn’t send my child to school, what if they develop symptoms at school, what if they have a test etc.
“NEPS psychologists have developed guidance for parents supporting children to create new routines at home. Having a Plan for the Day is key for children/young people to manage and stay well at this time.
They have also developed advice for parents and schools on talking to children and young people about Covid-19 here.
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Symptoms of coronavirus
It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of coronavirus to appear.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a cough – this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
- shortness of breath
- breathing difficulties
- fever (high temperature)
If you have these symptoms and have been to a place where there is spread of coronavirus, read this advice.
Covid 19- Corona Virus- Please see links below to the advice on the Department of Education and Skills website, Health Service Executive website, Health Protection Surveillance Unit, World Health Organisation website and Department of Foreign Affairs website re: Coronavirus.
These websites are updated frequently therefore should be accessed on a regular basis to ensure you have up to date information.
Department of Education and Skills
Health Service Executive
Health Projection Surveillance Centre
Department of Foreign Affairs
World Health Organisation
The Health Service Executive
The Health Service Executive advises that having clean hands is the best ways to stop the spread of harmful germs. The link provided below provides access to the Health Service Executive video on ‘How to wash your hands with soap and water’
Please Note: The most important action we can take to protect ourselves from Covid-19 is regular hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene.