The following is an extract from a letter to teaching staff from the Dept of Education and Skills. In this letter they are asking us to encourage students to engage in social distancing and avoiding physical contact etc. There is a link here to information on how to get this message across and how important it is for the whole community.

“There is an absolute need to practice social and physical distancing, and to minimise physical contact with each other, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. This should include advice to avoid meeting up and in all circumstances to adhere to HSE guidelines. As part of your school community, parents and guardians should also be urged to support their children to maintain the restrictions on congregating for the safety of all in their community.”

In order to support you in getting this important public health message across to your school communities information notices (in 17 different languages) are available here: