A Whole School Response to Covid-19
Our school has put in place all appropriate measures to ensure the safety of our students and staff. All measures introduced are in accordance with the Public Health measures and recommendations of the government. The school will continue to monitor and review these measures in the context of the evolving situation.
Any member of the school community with specific concerns is always welcome to address these to the principal in confidence.
Included below is a number of links to materials specific to the school as well as other useful links for more general information.
There are four important symptoms that all members of the school community should be aware of:
- A high temperature (fever)
- A cough
- A shortness of breath
- A loss or change in one’s sense of smell / taste
Should any member of the school community have any of these symptoms (no matter how mild), they should not attend school and should contact their GP for further advice.
Finn Valley College Covid-19 Response Plan
This plan outlines the many different measures the school is taking to maintain a safe environment for everyone. The plan is kept under ongoing review and monitoring by our two designated Lead Worker Representatives. It can be accessed here.
Finn Valley College Health & Safety Covid-19 Control Policy for Students
This policy has been provided to schools by the government and has been adopted by the school’s board of management following the appropriate consultation. It sets out the expectations and requirements for students in terms of supporting the health & safety measures the school has introduced. It can be accessed here.
Clarification on the wearing of masks
The government has also provided schools with a document outlining the requirements for students in relation to face coverings. This has been incorporated into our Code of Behaviour as an addendum and has been adopted by the school’s board of management following the appropriate consultation. It can be accessed here.
Communications with parents / guardians
The school will upload any important information sent to parents below:
- Government Advice on Returning to Post-Primary Schools
- Government Advice on the safe operation of Practical classes
- Govt Advice on Reconnecting with school
- Advice for Schools on Community Testing