What to do if you feel unwell in school 

It is really important that you do NOT come to school if you are feeling unwell.  

A parent/guardian must be available to come to the school immediately if any student feels unwell with COVID-19 symptoms. They will not be able to bring the student home on public transport/taxi.   

Please make sure that the school has the correct mobile phone numbers for 2  parents/guardians that can be contacted. 


Symptoms of COVID-19  

The common symptoms of COVID19 are: 

  • High temperature – fever, 38 degrees Celsius or above  

  • Cough – any kind of cough, not just dry  

  • Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties  

  • Loss of smell, of taste or distortion of taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal  

Further information can be found here: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/symptoms.html:    


What to do if you feel unwell in school: 

If you are in school and you feel unwell with COVID19 symptoms you must tell your teacher immediately or report directly to the Principal/Deputy Principal. 

The school will then follow the specific guidelines given to us by the HSE and the government: 

  • You will be brought to an isolation room by a member of staff and will be kept at least 2m away from anyone else.  

  • You will have to continue to wear your mask. 

  • Your parent/guardian will be phoned immediately and they will have to collect you to bring you home to continue your self-isolation there. They will have to phone your doctor to get advice from them.   

  • You will have to stay in the isolation room until your parent/guardian collects you.  

  • You should cover your mouth and nose with the disposable tissue provided if you cough or sneeze and put the tissue in the waste bag provided. 

  • As always, 999, will be phoned if anyone is very unwell and needs immediate medical care or advice. 

  • You will not be able to use public transport or a taxi to travel home. 

The isolation area will be cleaned appropriately once you leave the school.