A SCHOOL has been force to close its doors just days after reopening as multiple teachers were identified as close contacts of a confirmed coronavirus case.
The school, which is based in County Clare, close to the Limerick border, sent a message to parents yesterday evening where they confirmed the school had closed "immediately" and would not be reopening the next morning.
In a message to parents, seen by The Limerick Leader, the school said:
"We have been advised by the HSE that a number of staff members have been identified as close contacts of a case of Covid-19.
"On that basis they have to be excluded from school. It is not possible for the school to remain open without any permanent member of staff so unfortunately the school will have to close immediately.
The school went on to say that no pupil has been identified as a close contact, and indicated they hoped to reopen as usual on Wednesday, 9 September, adding that they would advise parents if the date changed.
"We regret the closure of the school but we are obliged to follow the HSE guidelines," the message concluded.
The news comes after two Dublin primary schools sent classes home as a child in each tested positive for the virus; however, this is the first time an entire school has been left with no option but to close completely.