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