Re-Opening of Tigers Childcare Services (January 2021)

Following the government’s announcement on 30/12/20 of increased restrictions to Level 5 and further to a meeting which took place on 31/12/20 between the DCEDIY and their Early Learning and Childcare COVID-19 Advisory Group,  we wish to confirm that our services will open as follows:
Our full-day Early Years Services will re-open as planned at the usual times on Monday 4th of January 2021.
  • Ashbourne
  • Balgriffin
  • Blanchardstown
  • Leopardstown
  • Ridgewood
Our School-Age Services will re-open at the later date of Monday 11th January at their usual times.
  • St. Mochta’s, Clonsilla
  • St. Patrick’s, Carpenterstown
  • Ongar Community Centre
  • Tyrrelstown Community Centre
  • St. Vincent’s, Glasnevin
  • St. Francis Xavier, Roselawn
  • Castleknock E.T.N.S.
Our sessional ECCE Pre-School Services (including those based in Early Years Services) will re-open at the later date of Monday 11th January at their usual times.
  • Ashbourne
  • Balgriffin
  • Blanchardstown
  • Leopardstown
  • Ridgewood
  • St. Patrick’s, Carpenterstown
  • Ongar Community Centre
  • Tyrrelstown Community Centre
  • St. Vincent’s, Glasnevin

In line with guidance issued from the DCEDIY, we are asking users of our services follow the below HSE recommendations:

  • Exposures and symptoms within the family unit of each colleague and child over the past week / 10 days. It is crucial that if anyone within the family unit (however extended that may have been over the recent Christmas period) has any symptoms that could be consistent with COVID-19 that they self-isolate and contact their GP for testing. Anyone within that close exposure network should restrict their movements until the result is known. Young children should not under these circumstances be attending any ELC or SAC facility. Further, if a young child has any symptoms that are evolving or uncertain, there should now be a clear precautionary approach and they should not attend an ELC or SAC facility.

The HPSC guidance for symptoms and isolation requirements are available here, and we would ask that all families and colleagues attend to these and apply them in a precautionary manner.

Please note that we will be applying a low threshold for exclusion of children and colleagues to ensure the safe continued opening of all facilities.

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