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Parent / Guardian Information

Updated Guides and Information

HSE Covid-19 Up-to Date Information Click here

Isolation Quick Guide at https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/factsheetsandresources/Isolation%20quick%20guide%20Adults%20and%20children%20from%20their%2013th%20birthday.pdf

Letter issued to Parents/ Guardians 5/1/22 - Click here

If my child has symptoms

A student that shows symptoms of Covid-19 should not attend school. Current advice is If your child is age 4 or older and has symptoms, continue to do regular antigen tests. If their test results are negative, continue to isolate them until they've had no symptoms for 48 hours.
  1. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, and are aged 4 to 39 you should use antigen tests. Do not book a PCR test.
  2. You can book antigen tests online from the HSE. Only book 1 kit per person.
  3. You also need to self-isolate (stay in your room). There is a high risk you could spread the virus.
  4. Follow this advice even if you had your first round of COVID-19 vaccines, a booster, or a positive PCR test in the past 3 months.
Link to request free HSE antigen testing
How to do your antigen tests
  1. You need to do 3 antigen tests.
  2. Do the first one as soon as possible. Do the second test 24 hours later. Do the third test 24 hours after that.
  3. If any of your antigen tests are positive, you need to self-isolate (stay in your room) and book a PCR test.
  4. If you get 3 negative (not detected) antigen test results, continue to self-isolate until you have not had symptoms for 48 hours.
  5. You should also report your negative antigen result online. This helps us learn more about antigen testing.
  6. A negative antigen test does not mean that you do not have COVID-19.
  7. If you have an invalid test result, do another antigen test.

What to do if your child has symptoms - Click Here

What if my child is a close contact

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Symptoms of COVID-19

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus) are:

Less common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste– this could mean they're completely gone or just different to normal
  • nasal congestion (runny or blocked nose)
  • conjunctivitis(also known as red eye or pink eye)
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • muscle or joint pain (aches and pains)
  • different types of skin rash
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • chills or dizziness

Severe symptoms

Symptoms of severe COVID‐19 include:

COVID-19 symptoms can be like symptoms of cold, flu or hay fever.

What should I do if…

In these times keeping our school community safe is really important. Part of this is knowing what to do if your child has symptoms of Covid-19. Click on the image below for a quick and simple guide on when I shouldn’t send my child to school, what if they develop symptoms at school, what if they have a test etc. We have translated the document into other languages please click Czech, Polish or Slovakian to view

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If my child is returning to school following any absence – Return to Educational Facility Parental Declaration Form

If your child is returning to school after any absence please complete the online form in the link below. The Kerry ETB Return to Educational Facility Parental Declaration Form must be filled out and returned prior to your child returning to school.

Click to access Form

Alternatively download and complete the forms below and return to school office by post or email them to office@gleannli.ie

Click to download form (Word Version)

Click to download form (Printable PDF)

Coláiste Gleann Lí Covid-19 Response Plan

Please click here to view our school Covid-19 Response Plan. This plan details the measures being implemented to keep our whole school Community safe.

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Student Induction Booklet

Please click here to view our student induction booklet. It details important information on how school has changed as a result of our response to Covid-19.

Department of Education and Skills

https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/information-for-schools-preschools-and-third-level-institutions-on-the-coronavirus.html

Health Service Executive

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html

Health Projection Surveillance Centre

https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/

Department of Foreign Affairs

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/coronavirus/

World Health Organisation

https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

The Health Service Executive

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html

The Health Service Executive advises that having clean hands is the best ways to stop the spread of harmful germs. The link provided below provides access to the Health Service Executive video on ‘How to wash your hands with soap and water’

https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/how-to-wash-your-hands.html

Please Note: The most important action we can take to protect ourselves from Covid-19 is regular hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene.

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