Latest Covid Updates

Latest Information on Reopening St. Anne's School

The Department has been asked by the HSE to disseminate a letter for principals regarding this vaccine programme. The letter is available at this link:

 Further correspondence on the HSE’s immunisation schools programmes is available here. 


  • 7th January 2022 - Parents Letter - Latest Covid Update (Amended)
  • 6th January 2022 - Parents letter  - Latest Covid Update  Please note further information received today  (7th January) clarifies that Covid related concerns in Special Schools will be addressed directly through risk assessment in consultation with Public Health and not as described in the letter. A new letter will be sent out
  • 17th November 2021 - Parents letter - School Update on Covid
  • 20th October 2021 - Letter to parents regarding procedures we will follow in the event of high levels of staff absences. Access letter and information here
  • 29th September 2021 - Information for parents from the Department of Education as follows

The HSE has provided information for parents about the changes to contact tracing and testing for children aged between 3 months and 13 years in early learning and care, school aged childcare, education, primary school sports and social settings. You can find it here:

You can find other resources for parents for download here:

Videos and posters outlining the common symptoms of Covid-19, and stressing  to parents that if a child has any new onset symptoms as listed and feels unwell or seems off-form,  not to send them to school and contact their GP for advice, if necessary.

  • 30th August 2021 - Letter to Parents 30th August 2021 available to read here

Under DES guidelines, It is no longer obligatory to complete the Back to an Educational Establishment form as requested in the letter to parents above



Important Covid Information: Updated 30th August 2021


Other useful links:

  1. Video advice for parents and students at different levels
  1. Posters/graphics advice for parents
  1. Multilingual advice for parents
  1. Communications to Parents regarding School Transport – SEN and Primary
  2. St. Anne's Covid - 19 Response Plan
  3. A Parents Guide to Close Contacts (HSE) 
  4. Advice during COVID-19: Back to school - Advice for Parents  
  5. Reminder to anyone attending school who has travelled abroad: Please check the following website for up to date guidelines regarding travel.

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