But after speaking to the Public Health Agency, they said they were assured the children could still attend school.
Their full statement, written in Irish and English, reads: “I would like to inform you that a member of our school community has tested positive for Covid-19. I followed the most recent advice from the Public Health Agency. (PHA).
“We made sure the affected area of the school was kept closed for a thorough cleaning. We believe there may have been occasional contact between the staff member and some grade 8 students.
“We have spoken to the PHA doctors and they assure us that it is not a risk and that the children can go to school. ”
However, if a child at school is showing symptoms of the virus, he has asked parents or guardians to keep him at home.
They added: “Of course, if your child has any of the three symptoms of Covid, it should be kept at home and you should follow the advice of PLHIV.