March 12th 2020: Statement from Department of Education and Skills re: school closures 

In accordance with the above statement, our school will be closed until Monday March 30th. 

The Board of Management Scoil Chaitríona Baggot Street aims to keep all families informed of any updates or developments relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) as we receive them.  We will post any new information here.

Please be assured that we are following all guidelines from the Government of Ireland, the Health Service Executive (HSE), the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and the Department of Education and Skills (DES). 

If there are any further developments regarding our school and coronavirus (COVID-19), please know that we will contact you directly by text via our Aladdin text service to the mobile phone numbers you have provided us with.

If you have changed your mobile number recently, please make sure you let us know by filling out our Update Contact Details Form so that we can be sure you are receiving any text messages we may need to send. 

UPDATES:

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties and a fever (high temperature). If you or your child have these symptoms, phone your GP or local emergency department (ED) without delay. If you or your child are tested positive for coronavirus, please inform us immediately. We will be checking our email outside of school hours.

March 10th 2020 – DES

March 7th 2020 – gov.ie

March 6th 2020 – HSE

March 5th 2020 – HPSE

March 4th 2020 – DES

Personal Hygiene

The children in our school have always been encouraged to wash their hands after going to the toilet, before eating, after sneezing or coughing into their hands or for any reason that they may need to. As well as promoting regular hand-washing, we always advise the children to cough or sneeze into their elbows. We teach them “coughs and sneeze, elbow please”. Also, we always teach the children to throw all used tissues into the correct bin immediately. We recommend that all families promote proper personal hygiene with children at home and elsewhere at all times but especially now. Children adopt good habits better when both their families and school work together.

All updates on this page come from the HSE, the HPSC and from the DES. If you have any questions or concerns not covered on this page, please contact the HSE on 1850 24 1850 and press 1 for coronavirus (COVID-19) advice.

We will continue to add to this page as we receive updates.