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Updated Covid Guidelines for Schools

We look forward to welcoming you all back from midterm break tomorrow. As you're probably already aware, the DES guidelines on the management of Covid 19 have now been updated for schools. This advice is in-line with the updated government advice as published February 22nd, 2022.
Updated Covid Guidelines for Schools
⛔️What guidelines are being removed?⛔️
➡️😷Masks are now optional for staff and students in school. However, if members of staff or students wish to continue wearing face masks, we fully support their decision to do so.
➡️👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Close contacts of a confirmed case will not be required to isolate or restrict movements, unless they are symptomatic 🤧
➡️🧍🏽‍♀️🧍🏻 The requirement for social distancing, use of PODs or staggered breaks are no longer necessary in schools.
✅What guidelines are remaining?✅
➡️🧼Infection prevention and control measures including: ventilation, hand washing 🧴, hand sanitisers and good respiratory hygiene measures will remain
➡️The advice to stay at home 🏠 if symptomatic will continue with the person requiring to self-isolate and not return to school until 48 hours after symptoms resolve
➡️ The requirement to isolate if the person is symptomatic (even if fully vaccinated and/or boosted) or if you are diagnosed with COVID-19. The 7-day isolation period for a positive case remains 🦠Government advice for people over the age of 13, is to then wear a medical grade mask😷 or FFP2 for 10 days after a positive result.
➡️🚌While the wearing of face coverings on school transport will no longer be mandatory, it is being advised, as is the case on other forms of public transport. All other hygiene measures on school transport, including the provision of hand sanitiser and additional cleaning, and pre-assigned seating will remain in place subject to further review.
We understand that this will be a new transition for staff, students, and parents and as always if you are unsure or need clarity on any of the above guidelines, please contact the school to discuss. We thank you for your continued support in keeping the entire school community safe.
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When: Tuesday 15th March from 5-7pm Where: Colaiste na Riochta Post Primary School Listowel What: Open Evening- tour the school, meet the teachers, attend the principal's presentation, primary school STEAM competition presentation and SEN/ASD present
Tá súil agam go bhfuil sibh go maith. Ta Seachtain na Gaeilge ag tosnú inniú go dtí 17ú Márta. Beidh go leor imeachtaí ar siúl. Féach ar an bpóstaer. Chomh maith leis sin tá a lán duaiseanna iontachta againn.
Wellbeing week is from Monday 7th March to Wednesday 16th of March inclusive and there is a huge variety of activities happening throughout those days. Thank you to Ms. O'Connor and Ms. Dowling for organising the week's events.
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