The President of the Irish Primary Principals Network (IPPN) says allowing unvaccinated, asymptomatic confirmed close contacts return to the classroom would be a cause for concern, particularly in the context of increasing cases in schools and the challenges being presented to school leaders.
Brian O’Doherty said pressures are emerging because, in some cases, principals are being called upon to make judgement calls without the benefit of public health advice when a positive covid case is identified in a school.
Speaking on Today with Claire Byrne, Mr O’Doherty explained when a Covid case is notified to the school, the school begins a process that involves undertaking a risk assessment to identify close contacts.
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