Union Hall NS COVID-19 Response Plan & Procedures for
Returning to School, August 2020 & Updated in February 2021:
Through the implementation of the practices and procedures as outlined in this plan our school community aims to:
- Do everything practical to avoid the introduction of COVID-19 into our school.
- Reduce the likelihood of the spread of Covid-19, insofar as possible, within our school if introduced.
- Detail for all members of our school community how our school will reopen for all students from the 1st of September and what the operation of our school will look like so as to be sustainable in a COVID-19 context.
- Balance the need for a practical and sensible level of caution with the need to provide a supportive environment for teaching and learning.
COVID-19 Policy Statement
Union Hall NS is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our staff and a safe learning environment for all our pupils. To ensure that, we have developed the following COVID-19 Response Plan. The BOM and all school staff are responsible for the implementation of this plan and a combined effort will help contain the spread of the virus. We will:
- continue to monitor our COVID-19 response and amend this plan in consultation with our staff
- provide up to date information to our staff and pupils on the Public Health advice issued by the HSE and Gov.ie
- display information on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and correct hand-washing techniques
- agree with staff, a worker representative who is easily identifiable to carry out the role outlined in this plan
- inform all staff and pupils of essential hygiene and respiratory etiquette and physical distancing requirements
- adapt the school to facilitate physical distancing as appropriate in line with the guidance and direction of the Department of Education
- keep a contact log to help with contact tracing
- ensure staff engage with the induction / familiarisation briefing provided by the Department of Education
- implement the agreed procedures to be followed in the event of someone showing symptoms of COVID-19 while at school
- provide instructions for staff and pupils to follow if they develop signs and symptoms of COVID-19 during school time
- implement cleaning in line with Department of Education advice
This can be done through the Lead Worker Representative(s), who will be supported in line with the agreement between the Department and education partners.
Signed: Brendan McCarthy Date: 25th February, 2021
Additions to COVID-19 Response Plan from autumn 2020 as required by ‘Work Safely Protocol’
The following 5 pages are additions to our COVID-19 Response Plan from last autumn in line with Department of Education Guidelines. There are a few lines coming into different sections but they are outlined here to be easier to read.
Our Response Plan is exactly as it was in autumn 2020 with these additions included.
Procedure for Returning to Work (RTW)
In order to return to the workplace, staff must complete a Return to Work (RTW) form, which is available online or from the principal. A copy is attached also at Appendix 2.
A RTW form should be completed and returned to the school before returning to work. Schools should request staff to confirm that the details in the Return to Work Form remain unchanged following subsequent periods of closure such as school holidays.
The principal will also provide details of the Induction Training for completion by staff and details of any additional health and safety measures in place in the school to facilitate the staff member’s return to the school facility.
There are some school staff who may be unable to return to school. Current public health guidelines have identified these people as being in groups who are defined as being at very high risk. This will be updated in line with public health advice.
Appendix 2 Return to Work Form
This form must be completed by staff in advance of returning to work.
If the answer is Yes to any of the below questions, you are advised to seek medical advice before returning to work.
Name of School: ________________________
Name of Principal: ________________________ Date: ________________
1. Do you have symptoms of cough, fever, high temperature, difficulty breathing, loss or change in your sense of smell or taste now or in the past 14 days?
2. Have you been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection in the last 14 days?
3 Are you awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test?
4 In the past 14 days, have you been in contact with a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19?
5 Have you been advised by a doctor to self-isolate at this time?
6. Have you been advised to restrict your movements at this time?
7 Have you been advised to cocoon at this time? Note: if you’re at very high risk (extremely vulnerable) from COVID-19 you may be advised to cocoon.
I confirm, to the best of my knowledge that I have no symptoms of COVID-19, am not self-isolating or awaiting results of a COVID-19 test and have not been advised to restrict my movements.
Please note: The school is collecting this sensitive personal data for the purposes of maintaining safety within the workplace in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The legal basis for collecting this data is based on vital public health interests and maintaining occupational health and this data will be held securely in line with our retention policy.
Infection Prevention Control Measures - To prevent Introduction and Spread of COVID-19 in Schools
One of the key messages to manage the risks of COVID-19 is to do everything practical to avoid the introduction of COVID-19 into the school. If infection is not introduced it cannot be spread. The risk of spreading the infection once introduced exists in all interpersonal interactions; pupil-pupil, teacher-teacher and teacher-pupil and must be managed in all settings.
A range of essential control measures have been implemented to reduce the risk of the spread of Covid-19 virus and to protect the safety, health and welfare of staff, pupils, parents and visitors as far as possible within the school. The control measures shall continue to be reviewed and updated as required on an ongoing basis.
It is critical that staff, pupils, parents and visitors are aware of, and adhere to, the control measures outlined and that they fully cooperate with all health and safety requirements.
Staff should note that they have a legal obligation under Section 13 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 to comply with health and safety requirements and to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves, their colleagues and other parties within the workplace.
How to Minimise the Risk of Introduction of COVID-19 into Schools:
Promote awareness of COVID-19 symptoms
- Advise staff and pupils that have symptoms not to attend school, to phone their doctor and to follow HSE guidance on self-isolation;
- Advise staff and pupils to self-isolate or restrict their movements at home if they display any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and contact their family doctor to arrange a test
- Advise staff and pupils not to return to or attend school in the event of the following:
- if they are identified by the HSE as a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19
- if they live with someone who has symptoms of the virus
- If they have travelled outside of Ireland; in such instances staff are advised to consult and follow latest Government advice in relation to foreign travel.
- Advise staff and pupils that develop symptoms at school to bring this to the attention of the Principal promptly;
- Ensure that staff and pupils know the protocol for managing a suspected case of COVID-19 in school (details at Section 8);
- Advise staff and pupils to cooperate with any public health officials and the school for contact tracing purposes and follow any public health advice in the event of a case or outbreak in the school;
- Everyone entering the school building needs to perform hand hygiene with a hand sanitiser;
- Visitors to the school during the day should be by prior arrangement and should be received at a specific contact point;
- Physical distancing (of 2m) should be maintained between staff and visitors where possible.
There is a requirement for access to hand-washing facilities after activities that are likely to soil hands - for example, playing outside or certain sporting activities - as hand sanitiser does not work on dirty hands.
Alcohol-based sanitiser must not be stored or used near heat or naked flame.
The Department has published guidance setting out the practical steps for good ventilation in accordance with public health advice ‘Practical Steps for the Deployment of Good Ventilation Practices in Schools’ . The guidance sets out an overall approach for schools that windows should be open as fully as possible when classrooms are not in use (e.g. during break-times or lunch-times [assuming not in use] and also at the end of each school day) and partially open when classrooms are in use. The guidance provides that good ventilation can be achieved in classrooms without causing discomfort, particularly during cold weather.
Medical Grade Masks
Schools must provide medical grade masks in the EN16483 category to all SNAs and teachers in special schools and special classes and those staff by necessity that need to be in close and continued proximity with pupils with intimate care needs including School Bus Escorts.
Dealing with a Suspected Case of COVID-19
School staff should be encouraged to download the HSE COVID-19 tracker app to assist Public Health for contract tracing purposes. Both in and out of the school setting.
- Not to return to or attend school in the event of the following:
- if they are identified as a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19
- if they live with someone who has symptoms of the virus
- If they have travelled outside of Ireland; in such instances staff are advised to consult and follow latest Government advice in relation to foreign travel
- Cooperate with any public health personnel and their school for contact tracing purposes and follow any public health advice given in the event of a case or outbreak in their school
- Undergo any COVID-19 testing that may be required in their school as part of mass or serial testing as advised by Public Health.
Checklist for School Management:
- Have you request confirmation that the details in the Return to Work Form remain unchanged following periods of closure such as school holidays.
- Have you advised staff and pupils not to return to or attend school if they are identified by the HSE as a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 or if they live with someone who has symptoms of the virus.
- Have you advised staff and pupils not to return or attend school if they have travelled outside of Ireland; in such instances staff are advised to consult and follow latest Government advice in relation to foreign travel.
- Have you advised staff and pupils to cooperate with any public health officials and the school for contact tracing purposes and follow any public health advice in the event of a case or outbreak in the school;
COVID-19 Response Plan of Scoil Naomh Bhríde, Union Hall for Return to School in September, 2020.
Under no circumstances is a parent to bring a child to school if -
- the child is exhibiting any symptoms of Covid 19- as outlined by the HSE:
- a fever (high temperature - 38 degrees Celsius or above)
- a cough - this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
- shortness of breath or breathing difficulties
- Loss or change to your sense of taste or smell
- a child has been outside of the country in the 14 days prior to September 1st, they are not to attend school but must isolate for 14 days from the date of their return to Ireland as per HSE guidelines. This also applies to children who visit countries during the school year.
- the child has been in contact with any family member and or other person who has COVID/is suspected of having COVID or has been referred for a COVID test and is awaiting results.
In line with Department guidelines, no parent is allowed on the school grounds without making prior arrangement with teacher or principal.
This applies to all visitors, sales reps etc.
Any approved visitors will have to complete a detailed tracing log which will be found at the office.
Minimising the Risk of Introduction of COVID-19 into our school
As a school community we must do everything practical to avoid the introduction of COVID-19 into our school. If infection is not introduced it cannot be spread. The risk of spreading the infection once introduced exists in all interpersonal interactions; student-student, teacher-teacher and teacher-student and must be managed in all settings.
A range of essential control measures have been implemented to reduce the risk of the spread of the Covid-19 virus and to protect the safety, health and welfare of staff, pupils, parents and visitors, as far as possible, within the school environment. These control measures shall continue to be reviewed and updated as required on an ongoing basis.
Practices and procedures
- All members of our school community will actively promote awareness of COVID-19 symptoms.
- Signage informing members of the school community of the symptoms of Covid-19 and the need for social distancing are displayed at all access points to school.
- All members of the school community will embed in pupils the need for appropriate respiratory hygiene and hand hygiene.
- Parents, pupils and staff will adhere to all procedures.
- Members of the school community who display symptoms of Covid-19 MUST NOT ATTEND or VISIT OUR SCHOOL and should immediately phone their doctor and follow HSE guidance on self-isolation;
- Members of the school community MUST NOT ATTEND OR VISIT OUR SCHOOL if they have been identified by the HSE as a contact for person with COVID-19 and must follow the HSE advice on restriction of movement;
- Staff and pupils that develop symptoms at school must promptly bring this fact to the attention of the Principal, Deputy Principal, as appropriate.
- Staff and pupils must know the protocol for managing a suspected case of COVID-19 in school as detailed in Section 8 of the DES Guidelines.
- Everyone entering the school building must practice appropriate hand hygiene using hand sanitiser provided at each entrance.
- If pupils are sick they MUST NOT present for school.
- Visits to the school by all persons other than staff and pupils will be by appointment only. Appointments must be arranged in advance through the school office, by phone on 028-33717 or by e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Each visitor to the school will be required to complete a Contract Tracing Log irrespective of the duration of the visit.
- Parents must drop and collect pupils from the entrance and not enter the school grounds.
- Physical distancing of 2m should be maintained between staff and all visitors to the school.
- Physical distancing of 2m should be maintained between all adults when on school grounds.
- Parents and visitors with pre arranged appointment MUST wear suitable face coverings.
All members of our school community MUST practice and actively promote good respiratory hygiene at home and at school as this will help protect people around us from viruses such as flu and COVID-19.
Good respiratory hygiene entails:
- Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your bent elbow when you cough or sneeze.
- Disposing of the used tissue immediately and safely into a nearby bin.
- Bins will be emptied at regular intervals.
All members of our school community MUST practice and actively promote effective hand hygiene at home and at school.
- Staff and pupils must understand why hand hygiene is important as well as when and how to wash their hands.
- Hand sanitisers are installed, with appropriate signage, at each entry point, in each classroom and at appropriate locations throughout the school.
- Posters are displayed at each hand washing station throughout the school showing effective hand washing technique.
- HSE guidelines on hand washing are available at:
- All persons entering the school building must practice hand hygiene using hand sanitiser provided.
Frequency of Hand Hygiene
Pupils and staff MUST perform hand hygiene:
- On arrival at school;
- Before eating or drinking;
- After using the toilet;
- After playing outdoors;
- On returning to the classroom
- When their hands are physically dirty;
- When they cough or sneeze.
Each of the 4 classrooms will operate as a Bubble and children are to remain with their own Bubble from when they arrive to school until when they leave at the end of the day.
Receiving Pupils in the Mornings:
- We will not be staggering the times for drop-off and collection of children to Union Hall NS
- No pupils should arrive at school before 9 am as supervision will not be provided
- Staff will supervise in the yard from 9 am each morning
- Each classroom will have a designated area to assemble in the yards - 3rd -6th in the big yard and Junior Infants - 2nd in the small yard.
- When children come in the gate they should proceed immediately to their designated area
- Teachers will bring their classes into school between 9.10 & 9.15 am
- On wet mornings, children will proceed straight in to their classrooms but we will still have a staff member supervising outside where possible
- Junior Infants - 2nd Class will enter through the door next to the Infant Room and 3rd - 6th will enter through the door next to the Senior Room
Collection after School:
- Junior Infants will finish at 12 noon from September 1st - 11th
- Senior Infants (& Junior Infants from September 14th) will be walked to the gate by their teacher at 2 pm
- At 3 pm the teachers will accompany the other 3 classrooms to the gate
- No children will run down the grass or pass other children on the way down
Parents please do not congregate at/outside the school gate in mornings and evenings and remember to please maintain a social distance at all times outside the school.
We will be operating staggered break times in school as follows:
10.45 - 10.55 Break for Junior Room & Senior Room
11.00 - 11.10 Break for Middle Rooms
(All children will have 5 minutes for a snack in the classrooms before break)
12.25 – 12.35 Lunch indoors – Junior Room & Senior Room
12.35 – 12.55 Playtime Outdoors - Junior Room & Senior Room
12.45 – 12.55 Lunch indoors – Middle Rooms
12.55 – 1.15 Playtime outdoors – Middle Rooms
1.55 - 2.05 Break for Senior Room
2.05 - 2.15 Break for Middle Rooms
Due to us having 2 classrooms with smaller numbers than the other 2 classrooms, the following timetable will be used for the yard breaks during the week.
1st & 2nd
3rd & 4th
3rd & 4th
1st & 2nd
1st & 2nd
3rd & 4th
3rd & 4th
1st & 2nd
1st & 2nd
3rd & 4th
Maintaining physical distancing in the school environment is one of the key control measures to minimise the risk of the introduction and spread of COVID-19.
Physical distancing will be usefully applied in our school allowing for some flexibility when needed. It will be applied in a practical way that recognises that the learning environment cannot be dominated by a potentially counterproductive focus on this issue. Physical distancing in our school will look different across the various ages and stages of learning.
It is recognised that it is not always possible for staff to maintain physical distance from pupils and it is not appropriate that they would always be expected to do so where this could have a detrimental impact on the pupil i.e. if a child sustains an injury and requires first aid.
However, where possible staff should always try to maintain a minimum of 1m distance and where possible 2m. They should also take measures to avoid close contact at face to face level such as remaining standing rather than sitting beside/crouching down. Staff will wear suitable face coverings while at work where appropriate physical distancing is not possible.
All adult visitors to the school, as scheduled by appointment, MUST maintain a 2m distance from school staff and wear suitable face coverings.
Our school community is committed to the two principles of physical distancing, namely, increasing separation and decreasing interaction, as a means of minimising the risk of the introduction and spread of Covid-19 in our school.
Junior Infants to Second Class
It is recognised that younger children are unlikely to maintain physical distancing indoors so there is no requirement for children from Junior Infants to Second Class to maintain a physical distance within their Class Bubble.
Third Class to Sixth Class
Children from Third to Sixth Class will be arranged in Pods within their Class Bubble, with a maximum of 6 pupils per Pod. There will be a 1m distance between each pod. Children will work in these pods for all subjects using group work e.g PE, Music, Science, Maths... The Pods will change monthly. Teachers will have the pods in place for 1st September and children will be informed of their pod when they arrive in class.
Books, Copies, Pencils, Equipment etc:
Children will not be sharing any equipment as far as possible so please ensure that all children have all the materials they require. Tin Whistles will not be shared.
There is no guidance or advice to say that school uniforms or tracksuits should be washed every day. Weekly washing would be advisable however.
We will follow our usual practice in relation to uniforms and tracksuits;
All classes wear uniform
Junior & Senior rooms - Tracksuits
Middle Rooms - Uniform
Junior & Senior Rooms - Uniform
Middle Rooms - Tracksuits
All classes wear uniform
All classes wear tracksuits
As a school we strongly advise that children should wear their school uniforms or tracksuits only for school related activities. Uniforms or tracksuits should be taken off straight after the child arrives home from school for the day. They should not be worn in after-school facilities, shops, during after-school activities, etc.
Where practical, all internal doors will be left open to minimise hand contact with common surfaces.
To ensure that classrooms are well ventilated, windows will be kept open as often as possible, and will be opened while children are taking breaks in the playground.
Windows should be opened when children are singing as a group, or when they are playing musical instruments.
There will be no assigned homework for September. Children will only need to bring their lunch and drinks with them from home to school and vice versa.
Please ensure that all children have enough lunch with them every day and there cannot be any sharing of lunch items. Lunch boxes and bottles should be washed daily at home. Children should only have lunch items that they are able to manage themselves e.g. no oranges unless you can peel them yourself etc
Refills of water bottles will not be possible so please ensure the children have enough water with them, or 2 bottles if necessary on PE days etc.
- Children will not be sent to the office to deliver messages/photocopy etc
- Staff should endeavour to complete photocopying etc well in advance of it being needed and avoid multiple members of staff being in the small confines of the office at the same time
- School Laptops will not be shared on the same day by different class bubbles
- Any cash payments - Book Rental/Hoodies etc should be sent in a sealed envelope with the child(ren)'s name and the amount enclosed clearly written.
- We will look into a contactless/cash free payment method but this will not be in place at beginning of term
- The sequence for covering all teacher/SNA absences will be in accordance with DES circular 0045/2020.
- A copy of the COVID-19 Response Plan will be provided to each substitute teacher/SNA.
- Substitutes will be required to complete a Return to the Workplace form before they enter a classroom and will be asked to confirm that they have engaged in the online Induction training.
The Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Staff members are not required to wear PPE. All staff will be provided with a visor which they will use when they see fit - when appropriate physical distancing cannot be maintained.
The children are not required to wear masks or face coverings.
There is no need for the children to wear disposable gloves. They are considered inappropriate under the guidelines.
Hygiene and Cleaning
Sanitiser dispensers have been installed throughout the school e.g. at each entrance/in each classroom/workspace.
Water and soap is available in all the bathrooms, and at each sink in the classrooms, staff bathrooms and kitchen.
Hand hygiene will be promoted and encouraged, and parents/guardians are asked to support the school in reinforcing this message.
In accordance with the DES guidelines, the school will be thoroughly cleaned at least once per day. Particular attention will be focused on frequently touched surfaces – door handles, handrails, chairs/arm rests, communal eating areas, sink and toilet facilities.
We will have a schedule for hand-washing and sanitising in all classes:
- Pupils sanitise on entering school
- Pupils hand wash before each lunch break
- Pupils sanitise when returning to class from lunch breaks
- Pupils hand wash/sanitise when leaving school
- Pupils hand wash/sanitise after coughing or sneezing
Please encourage your children to hand wash as often as possible at home also.
Entrance Points to School
The side doors to the school (where the children enter & exit) will be locked when all children are in class. Any visitors/deliveries/parents collecting children by prior arrangement/parents bringing children to school after appointments etc, will therefore go to the main front door and press the buzzer. They will have to be wearing face covering before being allowed to enter and they will complete the Contact Tracing Log, no matter how long they are in the building.
Illness and Dealing with a Suspected Case of COVID-19
We love to see all of our children at school every day. However, under the current circumstances, if children are sick they must not be sent to school.
- Parents/guardians MUST keep children at home if they display any Covid-19 Symptoms. https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/symptoms.html
- Staff must not attend school if they display any symptoms.
- There will be a designated isolation area in the school. This is the first bathroom opposite the Infant Room.
- If a staff member/pupil displays symptoms of COVID-19 while at school, the following procedure will be implemented:
- The pupil will be accompanied to the isolation area. A distance of 2 meters will be maintained. The person accompanying the child must wear a face covering.
- If a pupil has a suspected case, parents/guardians will be contacted immediately by telephone. Parents must make sure that their contact details are kept up to date at all times. If we are unable to contact a parent/guardian it will be considered a serious breach of Health and Safety.
- Staff members who are symptomatic should immediately inform the Principal/Deputy Principal and go to the isolation area.
- A face covering will be provided to the staff member/child who is symptomatic.
- The staff member or child who is symptomatic should avoid touching people, surfaces and objects.
- If the staff member/child is well enough to go home, arrangements will be made for them to be transported home by a family member, as soon as possible.
- Anyone who is symptomatic is advised to inform their GP by phone of their symptoms.
- If the staff member/child is too unwell to go home or advice is required, the school will contact 999 or 112 and inform them that the sick person is a Covid-19 suspect.
- The isolation area and work areas will be thoroughly cleaned in line with the guidelines.
- A nominated member of the school management team will be responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the protocol to deal with suspected cases have been adhered to.
- The HSE will inform any staff/parents who have come into close contact with a diagnosed case via the contact tracing process. The HSE will contact all relevant persons where a diagnosis of COVID-19 is made. The instructions of the HSE should be followed and staff and pupil confidentiality is essential at all times.
- It is important to remember than any of us can get sick or feel unwell, and if we do, we need understanding and support from those around us. It is essential that anyone who feels unwell makes that known to the Principal/Deputy Principal as soon as possible.
Teacher or SNA Absence and Substitution
If a teacher/SNA is unable to attend school, every effort will be made to secure a substitute teacher/SNA for the class/pupils.
If a substitute teacher/SNA is not available, we will use SEN teachers to cover the relevant class.
In the unlikely event that substitute teachers and SEN teachers are not available, it may not be possible for the class/pupil to attend on that day. If that is the case, as much notice as possible will be given to parents.
Teaching and Learning
- As a school, we are very aware that the children have been away from school since March 12th. We appreciate the time and effort that went into Home Learning, and we recognise the challenges that Home Learning presented for all families.
- Each child will be in a different place in relation to his/her learning, and we wish to assure you that staff will take that into consideration when planning for Teaching and Learning during the 2020/2021 school year.
- The Department of Education and Skills has published Curriculum guidelines for schools, as we work with all the children during the return to school. Initially there will be a focus on Language, Numeracy, SPHE and PE. As advised by the National Educational Psychological Services we will need to “Slow down to catch up”.
Team Teaching/Special Education Teachers/Special Needs Assistants
- Staff members (particularly Support Teachers and SNAs) may rotate between areas/classes but this will be limited to movement between a maximum of two Bubbles in so far as practicable. When rotation occurs, agreed sanitising routines will be observed.
- In keeping with our Special Education policy, support will be provided by a blended approach of in-class support and withdrawal.
- The provision of support will be organised to ensure our support teachers will work as far as possible, within the confines of a minimal number of Bubbles.
- Where a SEN Teacher is working alongside a class teacher in a classroom (Team teaching), both teachers must be mindful of maintaining social distance from one another.
- The tables and chairs in SET rooms will be wiped clean by the SET in between different pupils or small groups attending.
- All staff members must maintain a physical distance of 2 metres when they are not engaged in teaching e.g. when they are using the staff room and arriving to work.
- Due to the staggered break times there will be less staff in the staffroom at any break times
- Staff meetings will be held in the school hall or in smaller groups in the staffroom.
- Staff members should bring their own cups, bottles, cutlery, etc. to school and avoid sharing utensils in the staffroom as far as possible.
- Staff members must clean their own utensils at all times.
Lead Worker Representative:
The return to work Protocol provides for the appointment of a Lead Worker Representative (LWR) in each workplace. The LWR will work in collaboration with the employer to assist in the implementation of measures to prevent the spread of COVID -19 and monitor adherence to those measures and to be involved in communicating the health advice around COVID-19 in the workplace.
The LWR may consult with, and make representations to, school management on any issue of concern in relation to COVID-19. These include issues in relation to:
- Cleaning protocols and their implementation
- Physical Distancing
- Implementation of one-way systems in the school to ensure social distancing including when entering and exiting the school
- Hand Hygiene facilities including their location and whether they are stocked and maintained
- Hand sanitising
- Staff awareness around hand hygiene in the school
- Respiratory hygiene
- Personal Protective Equipment
- At Risk Groups
The Lead Worker Representative for Union Hall NS is Mr. Micheál O' Donovan and the Deputy Lead Worker Representative is Mrs. Elaine Crowley.
This updated COVID-19 Response Plan was ratified at a virtual meeting of the Board of Management of Union Hall National School on Zoom on Thursday, February 25th, 2021.
Mr. Seán Murray