May 20, 2022

School near Kilkenny border closed amid fears of Covid-19 outbreak

A school near the county Kilkenny border was closed this morning amid fears of a Covid-19 outbreak.

The Presentation Primary School in Carrick-on-Suir contacted parents of students requesting them to come and collect their children as it is suspending classes with immediate effect.

The 300-pupil mixed school initially contacted the parents and guardians of the students in 2nd class yesterday evening to inform them their child was a close contact of a positive covid cases.

In the letter sent out by the school and the Health Service Executive (HSE), parents were informed there is a  possibility of a new variant involved with the positive result and asked all students, parents and family members to self-isolate up until March 29.

The Board of Management at the school this morning made the call to shut the facility with immediate effect as Public Health officials carried out a full risk assessment.

The school will be contacting the parents with further instruction later today.

It is understood a creché in Carrick-on-Suir has also closed with immediate effect pending a risk assessment. has contacted the HSE for comment.

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