Covid-19 Update 12-02-2021

12 February 2021
Covid-19 Update:

Dear Parents/Guardians,
The school is pro-active in promoting best practice, to minimise risk to pupils, staff, parents/guardians and visitors. We are in frequent contact with the HSE and Department of Education and are updated with their expert advice.

Health Promoting Strategies in our School

• Effective handwashing technique is demonstrated to all pupils.
• Education around reducing the spread of germs and infections e.g. correct sneezing and coughing protocols.
• Hand sanitisers in all classrooms and public areas.
• Display of Awareness Raising Charts/Posters throughout the school.
• Regular briefing meetings with school cleaning and caretaking staff.
• Frequent disinfection of door/toilet handles.
• Cleaning classroom tables.
• All children and staff will sanitise hands on arrival in school each morning and regularly during the day.

Parents/Guardians, we ask for your support and co-operation in the following ways:
Please do not congregate when bringing children to and from school, face masks must be worn at all times.
• Pupils are advised to self-isolate or restrict their movements at home if they display any signs or symptoms of Covid-19 and contact their family doctor to arrange a test.
• Pupils are advised not to return to or attend school in the event of the following:
• If they are identified by the HSE as a close contact of a confirmed case of Covid-19
• If they live with someone who has symptoms of the virus.
• If they have travelled outside of Ireland, in such instances staff are advised to consult and follow latest Government advice in relation to foreign travel.
• You are advised to co-operate with and public health officials and the school for contact tracing purposes and follow any public health advice in the event of a case or outbreak in the school.
• Ensure that your child brings a pack of tissues to school with him/her each day.

Working together as a school community, we will promote a healthy and safe environment for all. Thank you for your continued co-operation and support on this urgent matter.
Yours in Education,
Donal O’ Shea


  • RTE Home School  – will broadcast two hours of “school on TV” to support primary school children and their parents at home. It will air every weekday, for two hours from 10am on RTÉ2 starting Monday, 11 January 2021.

  • Cúla4 on TG4 provides plenty of Gaeilge programmes which children can watch to keep up their Gaeilge learning.

  • Water Safety Now every child can learn basic water safety skills at home

  • have excellent school closures packs which can be used as extra work from home should your child like to do some extra activities – use code CVDTWINKLEHELPS for a free month when signing up

  • Let’s Play Ireland is a government-led initiative aimed at promoting play for all children living in Ireland during the COVID-19 emergency.

Special Education Needs

  • NCSE  – The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) is currently preparing online resources for children with Special Educational Needs who are at home as a result of the schools’ closure.