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Important letter from HSE

6th Jan 2023

Please read the attached note from the HSE issued to all schools today.

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Significant increase in viral infections
We have seen a very significant increase in the usual winter viral infections. This includes an increase
in flu, RSV and now Covid-19. This is because we are all mixing together more.
As schools and other activities re-open it is timely to remind the school community of the key measures outlined below.

Important messages for families and children regarding any infections:
1) The most important measure is to stay home if you are unwell.
Many children might have a runny nose or a slight cough in winter season. However, if a child is
feeling unwell they should be at home. For example, they may have:
 fever
 cough, and
 sore throat
They should stay at home until those symptoms have finished. Children unwell with symptoms of
one infection are more likely to get ‘co-infected’ with another infection which might make them
more unwell, if they are exposed.