Offaly County Childcare Committee -   057 9135878

Changes to the public health management of cases and contacts in children aged 12 years and younger

Dear Provider, DCEDIY logo

We are writing to you today regarding the update and FAQ documents from the HSE for Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School Age Childcare (SAC) managers and school principals on the changes to Covid-19 testing and contact tracing for children, 3 months to under 13 years (and inclusive of all children attending primary school).

Over a short transition period the HSE public health dedicated helpline for ELC/SAC services – 01-5119777 will remain open if you have a confirmed case of Covid-19.

The National Covid-19 out of hours helpline - 1800 940341 will also remain available from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.


Documents below:

Update from HSE for Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School Age Childcare (SAC)

FAQs for School Principals, Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School Age Childcare (SAC) Managers or those hosting sports/social activities for children ages 3 months to less than 13 years, or in primary school.


If you have any general queries please contact your local City and County Childcare Committee ( for support.

Kind regards,
Early Years Communications Team

Early Years Division


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