College students will return to on-campus learning from September.
In the new academic year, labs, tutorials, classroom-based teaching, and smaller lectures will return.
The Department of Higher Education has published a report on the return to third-level education this afternoon.
It says that due to the success of the vaccine rollout 'it is expected that a full return to on-site activity is feasible.'
Students: Minister Harris has published the third-level education reopening plan. See the details: https://t.co/uyZWMfwjvv#aSafeReturn@SimonHarrisTD @QQI_connect @SOLASFET @hea_irl @get_altText pic.twitter.com/L0N9HCFkcq
— Department of Further and Higher Education (@DeptofFHed) June 15, 2021
The report also states that it is expected that the majority of the people over 18 in Ireland will have been vaccinated by September.
As a result, the Department says larger lectures can happen within limits from September.
However, the capacity of very large lecture halls may have to be reduced.