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Key Worker Advice COVID-19

Dear Parents,


St. Colum's Primary School will be open on Monday 23rd March to support key workers and their children in this crisis. I have already been in touch with most parents who have identified themselves as Key Workers in accordance with government guidelines. I will continue to be in touch with these parents as needed.


Please note the following:


As Principal I have identified staff who can provide a supervised learning environment for the identified children.


The health and safety of our children and staff is of paramount importance and we will adhere to PHA guidance.


At this point no school meals will be provided


Key points to consider:




As per government issue:

 Families with one key worker can apply. All other childcare options should be exhausted. Please contact school to discuss. Please be responsible in your choice as we need to try to limit the number of children and adults together in a small space in line with social distancing guidance. Children are also required to observe social distancing. 


Children attending school will not need to wear uniform.


Please be advised staff will be providing childcare supervision, not teaching duties.

Teachers involved in childcare will not be available to provide online/remote support to other children/classes.


Children should bring in their home packs to school.


Parents are required to fill in a registration form which should be returned via e-mail to school asap.


We are all working to support each other. 


Keep safe,


Mrs Mc Cullagh