A case of Coronavirus has been detected in a Laois secondary school.
The HSE informed parents in Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise, of the case via school management today.
LaoisToday understands the person in question has not been in the school since late last week as they were feeling unwell.
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.
Parents have been instructed to keep an eye on their child for any Covid-19 symptoms regardless until Thursday, October 1.
This is the third known case of Coronavirus in a Laois school since they reopened at the start of the month.
Last week, a case was diagnosed at Scoil Eoin Phoil Naofa II, Ballyroan – a primary school.
Two weeks ago, a case of Coronavirus was confirmed in the Dunamase College secondary school in Portlaoise.
In that case, 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.