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The Department of Health and the HSE have reaffirmed that schools in themselves are
low risk environments and that a gradual phased reopening can occur at this time.
Public health has reviewed the measures put in place to ensure safe operation of
schools and is satisfied that these infection prevention and control measures, when
rigorously adhered to, will keep the school community safe during this period.
There will be a period of time between each phase to assess the impact of reopening
on aspects of community transmission.
- On Monday 1 March the first four classes at primary level – junior and senior
infants, first and second class – and final year Leaving Certificate students will
return to in-school provision. This phase will also see a return to full attendance
for children in special schools.
- Monday 15 March is the target date for the return to in-school provision of the
rest of primary school children - third to sixth class students - and fifth year
Leaving Certificate students. This date will be reviewed during the period
following 1 March.
- Monday 12 April, following the Easter break is the target date for the return to
in-school education for the rest of post-primary students - first to fourth year
- Remote teaching and learning provision for students in each category will cease once in-person teaching and learning provision commences for each group of students.
Safety is paramount in our schools, and all provision within schools will continue
according to public health advice developed for educational settings. The Department
will continue to fund and support as necessary infection prevention and control
measures in schools to ensure the safety of the school community.
Public Health in the HSE is fully committed to supporting schools. Schools teams that
have been put in place to support schools since October will support schools during the
phased return and beyond.
We all know of the hugely adverse consequences at individual, family and societal
level of not having in-person learning available to students. The safe return and
sustained safe re-opening of our schools is a key priority for Government.