COVID Supports for Professionals

Updated HSPC Guidance Information January 2022

FAQs for Primary School Principals, Early Learning
and Care (ELC) and School Age Childcare (SAC)
Managers or those hosting sports/social activities for
children aged 3 months to less than 13 years


Isolation quick guide -Adults and children from their 13th birthday

Isolation quick guide Adults and children from their 13th birthday.pdf (


National Interim Guidelinesfor Public Health management of COVID-19 cases and contacts

National Interim Guidance for contact tracing Link

This document summarises recommendations for contact management of cases of COVID-19. It is
based on the current knowledge regarding COVID-19 and experiences with SARS-CoV and MERS CoV.
This guidance is suitable for a delay phase, when an increasing number of cases and their
contacts have been identified in Ireland. It may change if and when we move to a mitigation
Readers should not rely solely on the information contained within these guidelines. Guideline
information is not intended to be a substitute for advice from other relevant sources including,
but not limited to, the advice from a health professional. Clinical judgement and discretion will be
required in the interpretation and application of these guidelines.


COVID 19 Digital Resource pack

The digital pack contains the following sector specific resources:

  1. COVID-19 Symptoms posters in 6 Languages
  2. Public Health Notice Posters (English and Irish versions)
  3. COVID-19 Symptoms for parents, providers and childminders (English and Irish versions)
  4. Supports available for ELC settings poster (English and Irish versions)

You can find the digital pack and other Covid-19 supports and resources at


The digital pack as well as further resources for childminders can be found at:


The digital pack as well as further resources for practitioners can be found at: have updated their website with Tip Sheets for operations during Covid-19

Follow the link below:

For more guidance during COVID-19 


Tip sheet 1, Drop off and Collection 

Tip sheet 2, Maintaining Relationships

[Download here]

Tip sheet 3, Play 
Tip sheet 4, Play Pods
Tip sheet 5, School Age Child Care
Tip sheet 6, Sessional Services
Tip sheet 7, Suspected or Confirmed Case of COVID-19
Tip sheet 8, Adapting Environments

Useful Videos

Phased reopening (08 March) of Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare services

Dealing with COVID-19 symptoms in ELC/SAC settings

Important information for adults regarding the use of face coverings in ELC/SAC settings

The importance of play as children return to early learning and childcare settings

Key messages for childminding settings

Social distancing for adults: information for adults about social distancing in ELC/SAC settings

Helping kids through it: a reminder to us all about supporting children’s wellbeing at this time.

Operating play-pods is key to keeping both children and staff in ELC and SAC settings safe

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