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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

PHA - Contact Tracing in Schools

15th Sep 2021

The Public Health Authority has recently taken over Contact Tracing in schools.

Please visit the HSC Public Health Agency for further information on this.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has been very damaging to the wellbeing of children, as well as to their education.

As we progress through the pandemic response, we must continue to strike a balance between safeguarding children’s education and wellbeing, and measures to contain COVID-19.

Having examined the evidence, the Chief Medical Officer is confident that now is the right time to introduce a more targeted approach to the identification of close contacts of COVID-19 cases in schools.

The purpose of these Questions and Answers is to address any concerns parents may have around these changes."