MEASURES WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD WHEN THEY RETURN TO SCHOOL

School Measures in place for Covid 19


The following are the measures we are taking to protect your child in school.

  • Children will sit in groups called pods. The pods may consist of 4-6 children depending on the class size.
  • Each class will be now be referred to as a bubble.
  • Your child will only mix with their own pod while in the classroom.
  • Your child will only share school resources/materials with the children in their pod.
  • There will be a 1m distance between pods.
  • PE lessons to be taken outside ( weather permitting) until further notice.
  • Shared activities cancelled until further notice.
  • Breakfast Club cancelled until further notice.
  • After school clubs cancelled until further notice.
  • There will be staggered arrival and dismissal times for class grouping to limit interactions between children.
  • Children will enter and leave the school via their own block door.
  • Hand sanitisers are installed in all classrooms and at entry points throughout the school. Children will wash/ sanatise their hands upon entering the classroom, after breaktimes and when necessary during the course of the day.
  • Windows in the classrooms have been adapted to ensure maximum ventilation.
  • Teachers/SNAs will wear a face covering, mask/visor or both depending on proximity to your child.
  • Teachers will teach your child the skills and  importance of

: (a) social distancing
:(b) correct hand washing and sanatising
: (c) correct cough etiquette.

  • Primary school children are not required to wear a face mask.
  • An isolation area will be designated for your child if they display any symptoms of COVID19.
  • The classrooms will be thoroughly cleaned at the end of the school day.
  • Break times will be staggered.
  • Your child will only play with other children from their class bubble at break times.
  • Each class bubble will have a designated play area in the yard and will not be allowed to play with children from other classes.
  • Children when required to line up in the yard will remain with their own pod or maintain a 1m distance.

All staff and the BOM are taking all safety precautions possible to ensure the safety of your child and are following all guidelines from the Department of Education and Skills. >

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