Covid 19 Response Plan Scoil Chaitríona Junior

This Covid 19 policy outlines our commitment as a school to implement the plan and help prevent the spread of the virus.  The best way to prevent the spread of Covid 19 in a school is to minimise the risk of introduction of the disease into the school setting in the first place.



COVID 19 Policy Statement

Scoil Chaitríona Junior is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our staff and a safe working environment for all our pupils.  It will also provide a safe environment for parents and visitors to our school.  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 workers on the Public Health advice issued by the HSE and
  • display information on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and correct hand-washing techniques
  • agree with staff, a Worker Representative/s who is/are easily identifiable and put in place a reporting system
  • inform all staff and pupils of essential hygiene and respiratory etiquette and physical distancing requirements
  • adapt the workplace to facilitate physical distancing as appropriate in line with the guidance and direction of the Department of Education and Skills
  • keep a log of contact to help with contact tracing
  • ensure staff and pupils engage with the induction / familiarisation briefing provided by the Department of Education and Skills
  • 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
  • intensify cleaning in line with Department of Education and Skills advice

All school staff will be consulted on an ongoing basis and feedback is encouraged on any concerns, issues or suggestions.



This can be done through the Worker Representative(s)    Stephen Cunningham

Signed:  Caitríona Daly                                    Date: 17/8/2020


SCJ Covid Response Plan