Letter home – 11th March 2020

Dear Parents,

Please find below a letter from the Department of Education and Skills. We have attached the information notice for you.

Kind regards,

Patrick O’Connell

Dear all,

We would like to direct your attention to updated guidance issued this morning on talking to children and young people about Covid-19.

You can access and download this guidance in both Irish and English from the Department of Education and Skills website below under the heading ‘Talking to children and young people about Covid-19’.

http://www.education.ie/covid19

Please ensure that all staff, parents, and other interested parties receive this update.

We would also like to direct your attention to a child-friendly interview that Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn did with RTÉ’s new2day programme last week, that may also be a useful resource when talking about Covid-19 with children and students.

https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0306/1120692-news2day-coronavirus/

Thank you for your assistance, and please get in touch if you have any further enquiries.

Pearse Ó Caoimh

Higher Executive Officer — Communications.
__

An Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna
Department of Education and Skills

talking-to-children-and-young-people-about-covid-19-coronavirus-advice-for-parents-and-schools