Updates from the Department of Education Masks – the issue in relation to the wearing of masks for primary school children has been reviewed by NPHET and there is no change to the policy. As it is not in line with public health advice, schools cannot implement a mandatory mask-wearing rule. The wearing of masks by pupils will be kept under review.
Close contacts in schools will be tested twice on day 0 and day 10. If the test result is negative on day 10, the person can return to school. They do not need to wait until 14 days have elapsed.
When is it ok to send your child to school or childcare? Click here
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Do not send your child to school or childcare if any of the following apply. Your child has:
a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius or more
any other common symptoms of COVID-19 - a new cough, loss or changed sense of taste or smell, shortness of breath or an existing breathing condition that has recently become worse
been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
been living with someone who is unwell and may have COVID-19
other uncommon symptoms of COVID-19, such as sore throat or headaches diarrhoea
returned from another country in the last 14 days
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