Coronavirus latest: Cork school to remain open with 'heightened sense of hygiene' as teacher self-isolates

Coronavirus latest: Cork school to remain open with 'heightened sense of hygiene' as teacher self-isolates
Coláiste Chriost Rí

A teacher at a Cork secondary school is in self-isolation after coming in close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19.

However, Coláiste Chriost Rí said the school remains open but with a “heightened sense of hygiene”.

In a statement to parents this lunchtime, the school said it has been informed that one of its teachers has been placed in self-isolation for 14 days after they came in close contact with someone who has since tested positive for Covid-19.

“The teacher involved has informed the school that he has not tested positive for the virus,” the school said.

“We have been in contact with HSE helpline and their advice is that the school should continue in as normal a fashion as possible with a heightened sense of hygiene.

“We have received no instruction from the HSE to close the school but we reiterate that if your son is exhibiting symptoms he should stay at home.

“We have been asked to monitor the situation and anyone exhibiting symptoms will be asked to go home and contact her GP as soon as possible as per HSE advice.”

This story first appeared in the Irish Examiner. 

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