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This Co Meath primary school already recommends masks

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The Government will soon decide whether to accept NPHET's recommendation that primary school children from third class upwards wear masks – but one school in Co Meath has already taken matters into its own hands.

Julie Dowd, the school principal of Scoil Bhríde National School in Kilbride, told Prime Time that recommending that its pupils wear masks was a desperate measure for desperate times.

Roughly one third of the school’s 333 pupils are currently absent from school – they are either sick with Covid or isolating as a close contact.

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