Schools reopening and ready to combat Covid-19

Socially distanced pods within classrooms at Bishop Murphy Memorial School in Fermoy. (Picture: Katie Glavin)

Schools are reopening their doors to pupils once again and while Covid has not left, many schools in The Avondhu area are ready and prepared for the return.

With the help of government guidelines and the roadmap for reopening schools, teachers and staff alike are ready to take on the challenge.

The Avondhu this week gauged the reaction on the ground from several school principals, who have worked tirelessly to have everything in place to welcome back pupils to new, . 


Clondulane National School are opening its doors to its 85 pupils this Friday. Principal James O’Sullivan outlined some of the measures in place to help comply with regulations and keep staff and children safe.

“The objective is to minimise the risk of infection, so we’re making sure we have appropriate social distancing in the classrooms and sanitising and hand washing at every point, and teaching the kids and the staff exactly how to wash their hands.”

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