Majority of Covid tests at Rathcormac school are negative, says Board of Management

Majority of Covid tests at Rathcormac school are negative, says Board of Management

Remote learning has returned for some pupils at Scoil Bhride in Rathcormac, as well as for Leaving Certificate students in Fermoy.

THE Board of Management of a Rathcormac school hit by a Covid-19 has advised parents that the “outstanding majority of tests” carried out at the school are negative.

The board of Scoil Bhride met last night to review the outbreak at the school, which emerged last week.

In correspondence to parents following the meeting, the board said: “As per public health advice, the school continues to remain open to receive pupils. While we have positive cases in pupils and staff, the outstanding majority of tests carried out are negative.” It continued: “At present, we have 4 classes restricting their movements as well as pods from three other classes.” Remote learning is being provided to pupils who are required to restrict their movements.

The correspondence continued: “While the school will remain open to receive all other pupils, we do understand that some families may decide to keep children at home from school due to the current situation. Each morning on Seesaw/Google Classroom, class teachers will post a list of work that will be covered in school that day.” The letter appealed to parents to be “extremely vigilant” for symptoms of Covid-19 and to contact their GPs for further guidance.

Daily updates are to be given to parents, with a meeting of the board scheduled to take place on Friday for a further review of the situation.” Leaving Certificate students in secondary schools in Fermoy are also returning to online learning this week.

There have been one confirmed case each at Loreto and the nearby St Colman’s College, while Coláiste an Chraoibhín has also been affected.

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