A Thuistí,

Please see an extract from a letter issued by Dr. Áine McNamara, the consultant in charge our school in Public Health, Merlin Park.


The siblings of close contacts who are due to be tested or who are awaiting results…….

Siblings do not need to be excluded or tested at present. Neither do parents/guardians or other contacts of your child need to restrict their movements or go for testing.

If your child develops symptoms they should be isolated immediately and you should phone your GP for further advice. Their siblings and all household contacts should then also be kept at home on restricted movements.

The HSE has a helpline for general queries related to Covid-19 at 1850241850. Further information on COVID-19 is available at:

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Áine McNamara, Consultant in Public Health Medicine

IMCRN 02110