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Midlands School Principal Skeptical Of New Advice For Children Who Are Close Contacts

There's been mixed reaction to the new guidelines issued by Dr. Tony Holohan.

Honesty is the best policy when it comes to covid transmission in schools, according to a midlands principal.

There's been mixed reaction to the new advice regarding rules for children who are close contacts of a covid case.

From Monday, those who are asymptomatic can stay in school.

Matt Melvin, principal of St. Etchen's National School in Kinnegad, is skeptical about the measures and the chances of unknowingly spreading the virus through asymptomatic cases.

He would prefer a more transparent system where parents are notified of any potential risks:

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