It comes as the HSE has issued a warning to those in Whatsapp groups.
Parents found to be spreading misinformation or personal data in Whatsapp groups, could be in breach of data protection laws and may be sued.
Its after primary schools were told they no longer need to inform parents if a child has covid.
The HSE issued a warning to families not to use group chats to name children with the virus.
Principal of St Etchen’s NS in Westmeath, Matt Melvin says parents have been left confused by the change in contact tracing rules: