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Case of Coronavirus confirmed at Laois primary school

A case of Coronavirus has been detected in a Laois primary school.

The HSE informed parents in Scoil Eoin Phoil Naofa II, Ballyroan, of the case via email earlier this week.

All parents of students in the school were informed of the case with those who weren’t deemed close contacts told “not to worry” and that they did not need a test. Classes for all unaffected students was able to continue as normal.

Students and staff members who were deemed a close contact were asked to stay at home and request a test.

The letter, seen by LaoisToday, states: “Dear Parent/Guardian, we have been notified that a person has tested positive for Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in your child’s school.

“The Department of Public Health, Midlands has carried out a full public health risk assessment.

“We have identified all children who are close contacts of the person with Covid-19.

“We have informed the parents of all of these children.”

Parents were instructed to keep an eye on their child for any Covid-19 symptoms regardless until Monday, September 21.

LaoisToday has made several attempts to contact the school for comment but have not received a reply.

This is the second known case of Coronavirus in a Laois school since they reopened at the start of the month.

Last week, a case of Coronavirus was confirmed in the Dunamase College secondary school in Portlaoise.

Only students who were deemed close contacts were asked to stay at home and the school moved to remote learning for those who could not come in.

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