St Aidan's Community School

Covid-19

The staff of St. Aidan's have worked extremely hard in preparing the school for the return post lock down. Numerous measures, in accordance with government guidelines, have been taken to make sure that every member of our school community is safe. Students were brought back on a staggered basis with a huge emphasis placed on hygiene, respiratory etiquette and safe movement round the building. The classrooms have all been organised to allow for 1 metre social distancing.There is a one way system in operation in the school and there are hand sanitizing units throughout the school as well as in every classroom. Students are encouraged to sanitize on entering and exiting all classrooms. Students must wear face coverings in school at all times unless medically exempt. A wipe down of the area used by the student in the class has also been introduced. We are hoping to trail a designated face mask break area in the coming weeks. A designated Covid-19 isolation room has also been set up.

Students are encouraged to keep social distance and maintain calm on the corridors. A full time cleaner has been employed to make sure that all surfaces are wiped,as best as possible, throughout the course of the school day. The ancillary staff have done Trojan work in getting the school up to standard. There are two Lead Worker Representatives (LWR's) in the school, Ms.Sheehan and Mr O'Brien. Desks and presses had to be removed to make sure all classrooms could be deemed safe. These are unprecedented times but then times change, and we hope to change with them. Appointments in the office are strictly by appointment only. We hope you have found this useful. The policy section of the website will be updated as as soon as possible with all relevant policy details.

https://www.hse.ie/eng/

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a04fc-advice-for-students-and-their-families/

Also, this website for the guidelines in different languages.

https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/covid-19-translated-resources/

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Fines, jail for non-compliance with face coverings law

Close/Casual Contacts- Helpful tips

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/close-contact-and-casual-contact.html

Covid Test Procedure-

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/testing/how-to-get-tested.html

https://twitter.com/i/status/1316717962276020224 - Helpful video

https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-10-28/a-room-a-bar-and-a-class-how-the-coronavirus-is-spread-through-the-air.html - Another helpful interesting video on transmission of the virus and how ventilated rooms can help.

Latest Government Info re Level 5 lockdown- https://www.independent.ie/world-news/coronavirus/everything-you-need-to-know-the-full-lockdown-rules-exceptions-and-definitions-of-essential-worktravel-39644208.html

More Level5 info-

https://twitter.com/merrionstreet/status/1318608683048312833

New Lockdown Info-

https://www.independent.ie/videos/level-3-of-the-plan-for-living-with-covid-19-explained-39786279.html

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St Aidan's Community School,
Brookfield,
Tallaght,
Dublin 24,
D24XA46

01 452 4677


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