The HSE has been notified of a confirmed case of Covid-19 at a secondary school in Ennis.
In a letter to parents, the HSE said that a ‘confirmed case of Covid-19 in your child’s school, Coláiste Muire, has been reported to the Department of Public, HSE Mid-west.’
“A public health risk assessment has been undertaken and the parents of any children deemed to be close contacts of the confirmed have been contacted and advised accordingly. If your child has not been identified as a close contact at this time, your child does not need a test for Covid-19, they can continue to attend school and no further actions are required at this time.”
“If your child develops any symptoms suggestive of Covid-19 infection (such as a cough, fever, loss or change in sense of taste or smell) please do not send your child to school, contact your GP and begin restricting your child’s movements as per public health advice.
Restricted movement means avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. It is also sometimes called ‘self-quarantine’,” the letter added.
Cases or suspected cases have already been confirmed at national schools in Meelick, Shannon and Stonehall near Newmarket on Fergus.