Meath Live has learned that there are unconfirmed reports that a further two Covid19 cases have been diagnosed at An Daoine Oga creche in Beechmount, Navan, have tested positive for Covid 19.
There are also fears that the children of one of the staff members confirmed, yesterday, as testing positive, may also have contracted the virus.
A source told us, ‘The concerns emerged on Monday morning about two more positive tests, but so far management has not confirmed this.
‘The worries over the children have come about as the first member of staff had her children in the creche with her and they have been there for the first week she was sick.
‘She was in work from the time the creche reopened until Friday the 31st of July.
‘The worker was tested on Thursday the 30th of July, yet the only time she was off was the Monday and Tuesday (3rd&4th Aug).she also told parents that she just had allergies when questioned about her cold symptoms.’
Meath Live has seen an email sent to parents of all the children, by creche manager, Sinead Conlon Daly, daughter of CEO Marie Daly in which she states, ‘We will let you know if we are in a position to open on Monday 10th.’, she then adds, presumably in error, ‘This will only be done if the safety of the children and staff are put at undue risk.’
The creche is open today.
HSE guidelines for people waiting on a Covid19 test state, ‘While you wait for your test, you should behave as if you have the virus by self-isolating for 14 days. People in your household will need to restrict their movements. ‘
It must be stressed that these are guidelines and are not compulsory.
An Daoine Oga has not yet responded to questions sent to them, this morning,, and said yesterday they had made a statement and would not be commenting further.