Naas school is closed today but not because of the Covid-19 case there

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Paul O'Meara

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Naas school is  closed today but not because of the Covid-19 case there

The entrance to the Piper's Hill campus, Naas

A Naas primary school was closed today – but not because of a coronavirus outbreak.

None of the 412 pupils or the approximately 27 staff members turned up at Gaelscoil Nás na Riogh this morning.

It's understood that there is a single Covid-19 case at the school - but it's not known if  a staff member or a pupil has been affected.

Parents have been notified of this as has the Health Service Executive and HSE protocols are being followed.

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The school was due to be closed today anyway and parents were informed of this some time ago - long before the coronavirus case materialised.

The school is located at the Piper's Hill education campus on Kilcullen Road.

It is due to reopen as normal on Monday.