31st August 2020
When Should You Stay Home From School
Keep yourself Informed
**Please note that all information is current and subject to change at any time on the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).**
For up-to-date information please click here: https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/
We know that some students may not want to miss school, and in other years or in different circumstances they may have come to school when they were feeling unwell BUT things are very different now and students MUST NOT come to school if they are feeling unwell and have any symptoms of coronavirus/COVID19.
DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL WITH SYMPTOMS OF COVID19
Common symptoms of coronavirus include:
A cough - this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties
Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Getting an early diagnosis from your GP means you can get the help you need and take steps to avoid spreading the virus, if you have it.
DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL
(and also restrict your movements for 14 days):
If you are a close contact of a confirmed case of coronavirus
If you live with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus, even if you feel well
If you arrive into Ireland from a country that is not on the COVID-19 green list - this list is updated every 14 days by the Government
If you are a close contact of a confirmed case you have to restrict your movements for 14 days even if your test comes back negative. This is because it can take up to 14 days for the virus to show up in your system after you have been exposed to it.