The Department of Education and Skills is regularly updating its information for schools, preschools and third level institutions on Covid-19 and is also providing updated information from the Department of Health and HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre following a meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team.
As further advice or information is provided, it will be issued to schools and posted on the Department’s website and we will try and include it here on Schooldays.ie where possible.
It is also important to take the time to talk to your kids and teens about their fears around coronovirus - Read our Tips on addressing their worries.
23/02/21 - The Government has announced the plan for a phased return to school as follows:
Junior & Senior Infants, 1st & 2nd Class and Leaving Cert students return to school
Target date for 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th class primary students and 5th year secondary students to return to school
Target date for remaining secondary students - 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th years to return to school
the ECCE Programme will reopen for all participating children
subject to public health advice, other restrictions will be lifted so that all other children can return to early learning and childcare services
Advice issued to Parents and Schools
7th January 2021
Schools return to remote learning wef 11th January 2021
30th December 2020
3 day extension of school holidays 6th - 8th January 20201
Letter to schools to put in place learning & communication platform
Assessment Arrangements Junior & Leaving Cert 2021
Post Primary School Transport Arrangements
Update on Re-opening of our Schools
10th August 2020
Update on Re-opening of our schools
27th July 2020
€375 Million plan announced to support re-opening of schools
The Department website advises that Public health doctors are available to liaise with schools and advise on precautions if staff and/or students have any concerns.
The Chief Medical Officer from the Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan, has issued the following following letter to parents of school children travelling from affected regions.
Travel advice for all Irish citizens is provided through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The Department of Education have made the following posts available to schools to download - a Covid-19 Information Poster and a ' Cover your cough and sneeze' poster
Further Useful Links
Health Protection Surveillance Centre Website Education Guidance
Downloadable Public Health Advice Poster
Source : education.ie