In the video message below, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Dr. Abigail Collins discusses the return to in person learning in primary schools:
Below are guidance and videos we have created with some back to school advice for parents and children attending primary and post primary school. You are encouraged to watch these videos with your child before they return to school.
To access the Irish Sign Language version of the video below click here.
How to prepare your child for returning to school during COVID-19
Everyone has been working very hard to ensure a safe reopening of schools for staff, students and their families.
Most students will be looking forward to going back to school and will feel happy and excited. Some may feel a little anxious about returning. That’s a normal response at a time of change. Most will settle back in soon once they get used to the new rules and routines.
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Up to date information on what to do if your child has symptoms of coronavirus, how to get urgent medical help if your child is unwell and how to protect your child from the coronavirus can be found here.
If your child is a close contact of COVID-19 in school
Listen to expert advice from Dr Abigail Collins on what to do if your child has been in close contact with someone else who has COVID-19 in school or childcare.
NEPS psychologists have developed advice and resources for parents, students and school staff as they return to school following school closure due to COVID-19. Access wellbeing advice and resources during COVID-19 here.
The following videos have tips and advice for parents and students during COVID-19
Parents Guide - Supporting your child's daily routine while schools are closed
Tips for parents on supporting daily routines
Stay active and connected
Stay positive and informed
Directory of wellbeing and online resources
The following is a list of supports and resources available for parents as schools reopen and students settle in.