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Chief Medical Officer Letter to Parents/Guardians - 1st December 2021

A Letter from Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan to Parents & Guardians can be viewed at this link.

How to use face coverings: 'A guide for parents and children 3rd – 6th class’ 


DES letter to parents re Antigen Testing - 25th November 2021

Please read important information at this link for parent-focused public health advice regarding the use of antigen testing in certain circumstances in children who are asymptomatic and part of a classroom pod where there is a confirmed case of covid 19. 


Health advice for parents - November 2021

HSE guidance, advice and videos for parents and children attending primary and post-primary school - on the following topics:

  1. Health advice for parents
  2. Returning to school
  3. Wellbeing advice and resources during COVID-19
  4. Frequently raised topic


Contact Tracing - September 2021

The HSE has provided information for parents about the changes to contact tracing and testing for children aged between 3 months and 13 years. Click here for more information.

Updated advice re the symptoms of Covid19 in children -  if a child has any new onset symptoms as listed and feels unwell or seems off-form,  it is advised not to send them to school and contact their GP for advice, if necessary. Please find more information here.


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President Michael D Higgins




Return to School March 2021




DES Advice for Parents