CRC Statement -April 3rd 2021

 

The CRC can confirm that a number of confirmed Covid-19 cases have been identified in our CRC School, Clontarf. Our thoughts are with the pupils, staff and families directly affected and we wish them a speedy recovery.

 

We have been working with all stakeholders throughout the week and we continue to work closely with the HSE and Public Health.

 

On Tuesday March 30th, we requested from Public Health blanket testing for the whole school community. Public Health via the National Ambulance Service facilitated the carrying out of testing on staff and students on our campus in Clontarf on Thursday, AprilĀ  1st. We remain in contact with all relevant authorities in this regard.

 

CRC School supports pupils aged 3 to 18 years of age with physical disabilities and complex medical needs.

 

Following guidelines issued by the DES in July, 2020, the CRC School carried out a Risk Assessment and devised a COVID Response Plan. Our school community has strictly and consistently adhered to all recommended infection, prevention control guidance to support our pupils. In addition to all mandatory guidelines the CRC School has implemented additional precautions such as :

 

  • daily triage for all pupils before starting their school day,

 

  • mandatory wearing of surgical facemasks for all staff throughout the school day

 

  • In addition to bubbles and pods the school further dividedĀ into Zones.

 

We have consistently advocated for the early vaccination of all school staff as our schools are co-located with our clinical services and frontline healthcare staff. We will continue to raise these issues with the HSE, DOH and DES to ensure the safety of all students, clients and staff.