Covid-19 update – Confirmed case
Re: Confirmed case of COVID-19 in sixth year at Elphin Community College, Roscommon
A confirmed case of COVID-19 in the sixth year of your child’s school has been notified to the Department of Public Health HSE West.
The Department of Public Health HSE West is also aware of cases of COVID-19 infection in the North Roscommon area.
A public health risk assessment has been undertaken and the parents of any children deemed to be close contacts of the confirmed case have been contacted and advised accordingly. If your child has not been identified as a close contact at this time, your child does not need a test for Covid-19, they can continue to attend school, and no further actions are required at this time. For more information on determining contact level please review the advice at https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/close-contact-and-casual-contact.html and contact us if you have a concern.
If your child develops symptoms (such as a cough, a fever, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties, loss or change in sense of taste or smell) – they should be isolated immediately and you should phone your GP for further advice, and any siblings and any other individuals sharing your accommodation should restrict their movements, as per current public health advice.
Further information on COVID-19 is available at: www.hse.ie www.hpsc.ie and www.gov.ie Yours sincerely,
Dr. Emer O’Connell FFPHMI MPH MRCGP
Consultant in Public Health Medicine