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Covid-19 - Updated Regulations

Covid-19 - Updated Regulations

Covid 19 Guidelines for Close Contacts

Dear Parents,

Please make yourselves familiar with the latest government guidelines released Tuesday 16th of November as set out below in response to the Covid 19 pandemic. These revised guidelines focus on close contacts of a positive case in a domestic setting and offer guidance in terms of restricting movement and testing. This new advice states that all members of a household, even if fully vaccinated, must now restrict their movements for 5 days and take 3 antigen tests within that period if a member of that household is Covid positive.

If any member of a household displays symptoms, they should contact their doctor to arrange a PCR test or book one on line using the HSE website. We want to thank our parents for being so proactive in this regard.

If your daughter is not vaccinated and she is deemed to be a close contact of a positive case she must restrict her movements for 14 days and take a PCR test on day 0 and day 10. If no symptoms appear within the last 5 days she should then return to school.

Close contacts

  • Advice that comes into immediate effect is that household close contacts who are fully vaccinated and showing no symptoms should now restrict their movements until they have three negative antigen test results within five days.
  • Antigen tests can be done at any time of the day. Complete your second test two days after the first, and your third test two days after your second.

Antigen tests

  • The Government also advises people to take regular antigen tests if they are asymptomatic and have visited riskier environments.
  • People are urged to limit their activities in indoor and crowded environments, where distancing is difficult.
  • People should "hold off on visiting vulnerable people after undertaking these activities".

Thank You,

Senior Management Team.

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