Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (748)

Paul Murphy


748. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the HSE is acting in an inconsistent and discriminatory way towards post-primary teachers and students by recategorising them as not being close contacts of cases of Covid-19 infection, which are confirmed in post-primary schools (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26429/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

There is ongoing consideration given by the Government to policy in relation to the management of Covid-19 in school settings.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has published Guidance for Educational Settings relating to the management of Covid-19 in school settings.

This guidance, which includes protocols relating to the management of close contacts, is available at www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/educationguidance/.

The Deputy may wish to note that schools must have a Covid-19 Response Plan and a Covid policy in place.

Up-to-date Government advice and resources for schools, parents and students in the context of COVID-19, including advice on Covid-19 planning is published at www.gov.ie/backtoschool.