All students at a primary school in Kerry have been told to restrict their movements after 17 people tested positive for Covid-19.
Parents of students at Scoil Mhuire in Killorglin have been sent a letter from the HSE to say that a public-health team is investigating the Covid-19 outbreak, and contact tracing has begun for the 17 confirmed cases.
All other students at the school will be referred for two tests by the HSE in the meantime, and will receive advice on times and dates for those tests. Staff will also be tested.
The letter advises any child who has not previously been identified as a Covid-19 case, or a close contact of a confirmed case, to restrict their movements for 14 days.