We hope that you are all keeping safe and sound in these strange times.
Schools and colleges will stay closed after 29th March. At Coolock Darndale Adult Literacy Service we are finding new ways to work with our students and look forward to making contact with everyone very soon.
For now, we are posting a story every day that was written by one of our students for you to enjoy. You can see posts on this website or at:
“While there is much to learn about Covid-19, we do know that:
More than 80% of people who have contracted the virus have experienced it in a mild form and generally recover in 2 – 3 weeks, while 20% experience a more severe form of the disease, this tends to be associated with older age (greater than 60 years old and having other health issues, e.g. heart disease).
As with influenza, the people most at risk are the elderly and those with underlying illness
Covid-19 does not to appear to be as infectious as some other diseases – while a person with measles typically passes the virus on to 14 other people, with Covid-19 that number is estimated between two and three.
Covid-19 is spread through close contact with an infected person’s body fluids (e.g. droplets from coughing or sneezing), or by touching surfaces that an infected person has coughed or sneezed on.
Current information suggests the Covid-19 virus may survive a few hours on surfaces and can be killed with simple household disinfectants.
The most important action we can take to protect ourselves from Covid-19 is regular hand-washing and good cough/sneeze hygiene.”
2nd March 2020
Corona Virus – Covid-19
You may be worried about Corona Virus and your classes at Coolock Darndale Adult Literacy Service.
A school on the northside of Dublin is closed for 2 weeks, further to a confirmed case. We are keeping a close watch on the situation. We will inform our staff and students of any relevant updates.