Cork primary school confirms positive Covid-19 case

A primary school in Co Cork has become the third school in the county with a confirmed case of Covid-19.

On Sunday evening public health officials advised parents and guardians of more than 400 children attending Scoil Bhríde, Rathcormac that a case of Covid-19 had been identified.

In a letter seen by The Irish Examiner, Dr Mary T O’Mahony, a consultant in public health medicine, said a risk assessment had been carried out and that contact was made with close contactsof the confirmed case. She confirmed all other children could continue to attend school on Monday.

“If your child has not been identified as a close contact at this time, your child does not need a test for Covid-19, they can continue to attend school, and no further actions are required at this time,” Dr O’Mahony wrote.

The school is the third in the county to confirm a case of Covid-19 since schools reopened in recent weeks.

Last week a case of the virus was confirmed at Scoil Bhríde Eglantine in Douglas and at Scoil Clíodhna in Carrigtwohill.

The virus has been detected in more than 50 schools across the country since schools reopened at the end of August.