Holy Spirit Senior Primary School

Covid-19 FAQs

Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Does the school have a plan for reopening the school?

Yes, Holy Spirit Senior Primary School has a plan for reopening our school. This plan was written in accordance with guidelines from the Department of Health, the HSE and the Department of Education and Skills. You can read our plan here.

How will the school be different for my child?

Your child may notice some changes in the school environment. Classrooms are organised to ensure 1 metre distancing between groups of children. There will be three groups (pods) in each room. There has been work done on each classroom over the summer months to remove furniture to create extra space for students and the rooms will only have resources necessary for the school day. There will also be less movement between pods in the classroom. Interaction with other classes will be limited. There are hand sanitizer stations situated around the school and we will be implementing a one way system for movement around the school.

What happens if a child displays Covid-19 symptoms in school?

Pupils should not attend school if displaying any symptoms of Covid-19. If a pupil displays symptoms of Covid-19 while in the building, the following are the procedures will be implemented:

  • Parents/guardians will be contacted immediately
  • The child will be accompanied to the designated isolation area via the isolation route by a member of staff. The staff member will remain at least 2 metres away from the symptomatic child and will also make sure that others maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from the symptomatic child at all times
  • A mask will be provided for the child presenting with symptoms, if one is available. He/she should wear the mask if in a common area with other people or while exiting the premises
  • An assessment will be made as to whether the child who is displaying symptoms can immediately be brought home by parents and call their doctor and continue self-isolation at home
  • The school will accommodate the child to remain in isolation, if they cannot immediately go home, and will assist them by calling their GP.
  • The child presenting with symptoms should be advised to cover their mouth and nose with the disposable tissue provided when they cough or sneeze and to put the tissue in the waste bag provided
  • If the child is well enough to go home, the school will arrange for them to be transported home by a family member, as soon as possible, and advise them to inform their GP by phone of their symptoms. Public transport of any kind should not be used
  • If they are too unwell to go home or advice is required, the school will contact 999 or 112 and inform them that the sick child is a Covid-19 suspect.
  • Arrangements will be made for appropriate cleaning of the isolation area and work areas involved. The HSE will inform any staff/parents who have come into close contact with a diagnosed case via the contact tracing process. The HSE will contact all relevant persons where a diagnosis of COVID-19 is made. The instructions of the HSE should be followed.

What will be the impact of a confirmed case of Covid-19 in my child's class?

If the school is notified that a person in your child’s class has a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19

  • The parents of all children in the class will be notified
  • Public health advice will be sought and followed

What is the uniform policy this year?

Details on Holy Spirit Senior Primary School's uniform can be found here. We understand that this year parents and guardians may wish to wash their child's uniform more frequently so we will be very flexible about the uniform this year.

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Limekiln Ln, Greenhills, Dublin 12, Ireland
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