The Department is currently revising the template COVID-19 Response Plan and this will issue to schools shortly.

In a letter to schools dated 31 August 2022, the DE stated:

The Department of Health and the office of the Chief Medical Officer have advised that there are no new requirements in respect of managing COVID-19.
The key messages are as follows:

  • Stay at home if you are unwell. The best way to keep all viruses out of school is to stay at home if you are unwell and until your symptoms have substantially resolved for 48 hours.
  • Maintain a good standard of hand hygiene
  • Adhere to good respiratory etiquette
  • Ensure good ventilation arrangements
  • Continue to maintain good levels of cleaning

As a school community, we will continue to ensure that all recommendations regarding cleaning and ventilation are adhered to at all times.