Public health risk assessment carried out

ANOTHER Kerry secondary school has been informed by senior public health officials that one of its students has tested positive for Covid-19.

The Department of Public Health HSE-South has written to the school authorities to confirm the situation and a public health risk assessment has been undertaken.

The school has this evening published the letter received from the HSE on its website.

The parents of any children deemed to be close contacts of the confirmed case have been contacted and advised accordingly.

Parents of other students have been told that if their children have not been identified as a close contact, they do not need a test for Covid-19 and they can continue to attend school.

If a child develops any symptoms suggestive of Covid-19 infection – such as a cough, a fever or a loss or change in sense of taste or smell – they should not be sent to school, a GP should be contacted and the child’s movements need to be restricted.

The Department of Public Health HSE-South said it is monitoring the school situation closely.

It is understood that two pupils at a primary school in the same town have also tested positive for the virus but they are described as asymptomatic.

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