Covid-19_Policy Statement

Kiltiernan N.S.
August 2020
COVID-19 Policy Statement
Kiltiernan N.S.
Kiltiernan N.S. 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 COVID19 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 handwashing
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 schoolstaff 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, who will be supported in line with the
agreement between the Department and education partners.
Signed: Michael Helly Chairperson BOM
Date: August 6th 2020