The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) of the HSE has prepared advice on the Ebola virus for those in childcare, school and college settings. The Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’ Sullivan is supportive of this advice and is ensuring that schools are made aware of it.
The HPSC advise that the risk of the Ebola virus disease arriving in Ireland is very low. The advice prepared by the HPSC is being brought to the attention schools and colleges to raise awareness.
The Department of Education and Skills will also be carrying a link to this advice from the home page of its website www.education.ie and will be alerting schools and colleges that this information is available.
The HPSC advice is available here