Don’t Touch My Locker

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A Dublin school principal is considering whether to allow students to use their lockers

This morning.

Further to ‘breathing breaks‘…

….RTÉ’s Today with Sarah McInerney:

Principal of Coláiste Bríde in Clondalkin in Dublin Marie-Thérèse Kilmartin said physical distancing, movement breaks for pupils and staff and well-ventilated classrooms are “vital”.

She said her school is considering whether to allow students to use their lockers, because if they are in use students will each be responsible for wiping down the “high-touch” surfaces.

Ms Kilmartin said the school plans to spend time re-educating students on the symptoms of Covid-19, the use of face coverings, and good hand hygiene and coughing and sneezing etiquette.

She urged parents to support teachers in ensuring children and young people “come back to becoming aware of their physical distance with others“.

Principal of Scoil Naomh Bríd in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan, Terence Reynolds explained that his school will implement staggered lunch breaks for students and staff, “where half will be on the yard and half of the staff will be in the staff room,” he said.

Good times.

Social distancing a priority as principals face virus challenges (RTÉ)

Previously: ‘Breathing Breaks’

4 thoughts on “Don’t Touch My Locker

  1. george

    The picture shows one kid using a locker. The reality is they all use them at the same time. Before the first class, at lunch and at the end of the day. With lockers stacked on top of each other social distancing is impossible. Cleaning the surfaces of a locker used by only one person is not really an issue.

  2. spud

    I remember seeing a report last month of a school that had its lockers removed.

    I’ve some teacher friends who’ve no idea what’s going on when they return in just a few weeks.
    Principals are clueless.
    It’s going to be a real challenge.

    And good luck with ‘half on the yard’ when the lovely Irish winter weather kicks in…

    1. Micko

      Maybe they should stop being total wusses and think of all the retail staff who were deemed essential, that have literally interacted with thousands of possibly “infected” punters over the last several months?

      They’re worried about the same 30 kids in a classroom everyday?

      Total joke.

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