Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (796)

Paul Murphy


796. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Health if it is a policy of the HSE to categorise a person as a close contact requiring testing and possibly self-isolation if he or she is identified as such by the Covid-19 tracker application in circumstances (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26430/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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.