A Co Monaghan school has urged parents not to congregate at the gates when dropping off and collecting their children.
It comes as cases of Covid-19 among children have risen by over a quarter in the space of two weeks.
Nearly 2,200 tested positive in the 14-day period than ended on Monday - compared to just over 1,700 in the previous two weeks.
The Board of Management of St Michael's National School in Donaghmoyne has made the appeal "in the best interest" of all the school community.
Parents have been asked to keep children in their cars until the school gates have opened.
The School has urged parents not to congregate at the gates or at cars to chat, as it's putting the "whole community at risk".
It also says it has received numerous complaints from parents about groups at the school gates.
Public health teams conducted mass Covid testing in 183 schools across the country last week after cases were recorded.
The majority of school classes across Ireland have reopened this month.
Dr Martin Daly, a GP in Ballygar, Co Galway, says that may be a factor in the increase.