The board of management at a Donegal national school has instructed that school uniforms be washed daily

Uniforms to be washed daily at one Donegal school

The challenge of coping with Covid-19 is going to take on a whole new dimension for parents at one Donegal national school when the new school year begins later this month.
The board of management at Welchtown National School has instructed that school uniforms will need to be washed daily.
In a post on their Facebook page they broke the news as follows: "Our Board of Management confirmed last night, July 30, that we will be using uniforms this year. They will need to be washed daily".
Welchtown NS is a three-teacher school, in the village of Welchtown, four miles from Ballybofey, on the Glenties Road.
It is understood this is one of the first schools to ask parents to do this.
President of the National Association of Principals, Alan Mongey recently said that washing uniforms every day, in an attempt to maximise hygiene and prevent the spread of coronavirus, could prove impossible for some parents.

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Live editorial team any time. To contact Donegal Democrat and Donegal People's Press, email To contact Donegal Post, email To contact Inish Times, email

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.