Please read the latest update from the HSE with advice for reducing the transmission of infection in schools here: Memo schools 6.1.23 EN
In summary, the HSE say that many children might have a runny nose or a slight cough in winter season. However, if a child is
feeling unwell they should be at home. For example, they may have:
- cough, and
- sore throat.
They should stay at home until those symptoms have finished. Children unwell with symptoms of one infection are more likely to get ‘co-infected’ with another infection which might make them more unwell, if they are exposed.
Staying home when unwell will help prevent spread to other children, families and staff.