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COVID-19 Policy Statement


Emo NS is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our staff

and a safe learning environment for all our pupils. 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 staff and pupils on the Public Health advice

issued by the HSE and Gov.ie

  • Display information on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and correct hand-

washing techniques

  • Agree with staff, a worker representative who is easily identifiable to carry out the

role outlined in this plan

  • Inform all staff and pupils of essential hygiene and respiratory etiquette and

physical distancing requirements

  • Adapt the school to facilitate physical distancing as appropriate in line with the

guidance and direction of the Department of Education

  • Keep a contact log to help with contact tracing
  • Ensure staff engage with the induction / familiarisation briefing provided by the

Department of Education

  • 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

  • Implement cleaning in line with Department of Education 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 Lead Worker Representative(s), Florence Fennelly ( florence@emons.ie) who will be supported in line with the agreement between the Department and Education partners.


This policy was ratified by the Board of Management of Emo N.S.  on 19th August 2020

Signed on behalf of the Board of Management by :


Mary Dunne