• Covid-19: Important Information

    11th March 2020
  • COVID-19: Important information

     
    Published: 12th Mar, 2020
     

    Dear Parents & Students !

    You will have heard that the Government has announced that all schools and education institutions will close from tonight until March 29th.

    This is a very sad moment for our small but thriving music community, but Fermata School of Music would have to take this important steps to protect our health and well-being.

    We regret to inform but all music lessons in Fermata School of Music Lucan are cancelled from Thursday, 12 March 2020 until Sunday, 29 March 2020 (inclusive).

    In mean time, please be advised, our team is working extremely hard to provide alternative solutions, such as ONLINE LESSONS (via Skype or WhatsApp), to maintain continuity in education of our talented students. In this place, we would be obliged to know how many of you, dear parents/students, would be interested in taking part is this solution.

    Please be assured, the health and welfare of all our staff and students is of top priority to us, and we are continuing to actively monitor national and international sources of information to help ensure the well-being of the Fermata School of Music community. We will continue to provide updates as they arise.

    Wishing you all good health at this time!

    Fermata School of Music Lucan

     
     
    Published: 10th Mar, 2020

    The Fermata School of Music is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and is following the advice of HSE in relation to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. The health and welfare of all our staff and students is of top priority to us.

    We are continuing to actively monitor national and international sources of information to help ensure the wellbeing of the Fermata School of Music community and all updates are being regularly emailed to staff and students.

    If a student, exam candidate or staff member is attending a school or other facility which is closed or quarantined due to COVID-19, or you have been contacted by your local Department of Public Health directly and been advised to self-isolate, we request you do not attend Fermata School of Music classes until it is advised by the local Department of Public Health that it is safe to do so.

    Prevention

    One of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19, is to use proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
     

    Hand hygiene:

    Wash your hands regularly. You should wash your hands:

    • after coughing or sneezing
    • before and after using all pianos and other instruments at the RIAM
    • before, during and after you prepare food
    • before eating
    • after using the toilet

    Wash your hands with soap and running water when hands are visibly dirty. If your hands are not visibly dirty, wash them with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub.

    Respiratory hygiene:

    Cover your mouth and nose with a clean tissue when you cough and sneeze and then promptly dispose of the tissue in a bin and wash your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the bend of your elbow instead, not into your hands.

    What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

    The symptoms include:

    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath

    Public Health Advice from HSE

    IF WITHIN THE LAST 14 DAYS;-

    • You have been to an affected area where COVID-19 is circulating OR
    • You have been in contact with a person diagnosed with novel coronavirus OR
    • You have attended a healthcare facility in another country where patients with novel coronavirus are being treated AND You are well

    You are asked to visit the HSE website and phone the HSE helpline for further advice: Callsave 1850 24 1850 Phone 041 6850300

    IF WITHIN THE LAST 14 DAYS;-

    • You have been to an affected area where COVID-19 is circulating OR
    • You have been in contact with a person diagnosed with novel coronavirus OR
    • You have attended a healthcare facility where patients with novel coronavirus are being treated AND
    • You are unwell with fever, cough, shortness of breath

    follow this advice:

    • Stay at home
    • Do not go out to public places
    • Do not go to crèche or school
    • Please phone your GP for medical advice, rather than turning up in person
    • Make sure that, when you phone, you mention your recent travel or exposure. The health services will arrange for you to get medical help.

    You can find the latest updated information from the HSE, including detailed Frequently Asked Questions at https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/