The safety and wellbeing of students and staff is of the utmost importance to everyone at NCG. We have been monitoring coronavirus since January 2020 when cases were emerging in China and we’re continuing to track the latest developments. Although it’s a troubling and uncertain time, with precautions we can continue with our normal lives.
Good hygiene practices are essential.
NCG has provided tissues and hand sanitizer in bathrooms and classrooms for your convenience.
If you have travelled to category 1 areas you should self-isolate for 2 weeks. Category 1 areas are currently:
If you have traveled to category 2 areas can continue as normal unless they feel unwell. If unwell, local health authorities must be contacted. In the UK, call 111. Full information can be found on the UK government’s website:
In Ireland, call 1850 24 1850. Full information can be found on the Department of Health’s website:
You can also contact the local GP on 01 2807469 or live chat at www.hse.ie
Ireland and the UK have excellent health services who are monitoring the situation and providing us with information.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
Please remember that the symptoms are mild in 80% of cases. People under 50 years old without health conditions are considered low risk.
You can find up to date information about the virus here:
If you are still concerned you have the virus, please call 111 (UK) or 1850 24 1850 (Ireland) and contact your school’s reception or emergency phone.
In some cases, people are asked to self-isolate to avoid the spread of coronavirus. It can take up to 14 days before you show signs that you’re sick after being exposed to the virus. The isolation is to stop you from giving it to other people.
If you have to self-isolate, you should:
If you need to self-isolate, please call NCG so we can help you with arrangements.
We will continue to provide information as the situation progresses.