Advertisement

News

NPHET Expected To Advise Schools Reopen As Early As March 1st

The cabinet sub-committee on Covid will meet this afternoon to get advice on when parts of the econo...
Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:46 AM - 18 Feb 2021



NPHET Expected To Advise Schoo...

News

NPHET Expected To Advise Schools Reopen As Early As March 1st

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:46 AM - 18 Feb 2021



The cabinet sub-committee on Covid will meet this afternoon to get advice on when parts of the economy might re-open in the coming months.

Schools and construction are the two areas likely to be given priority.

Many of the big decisions about how the next few months will unfold will be informed by what happens at this evening's meeting.

NPHET will feed advice to the government - recommendations that will be very hard to go against for Ministers after the mistakes made in December.

It's expected to advise on a school reopening date that could be as early as March 1st.

That will happen on a phased basis starting with Leaving Certs and the younger classes in primary school and will be reviewed every two weeks.

NPHET will also advise on whether construction can more fully open in March.

Some Ministers are skeptical this can happen given the high number of cases, but the Department of Housing has prepared significant evidence that the sites that have been open to date have operated safely, in order to support its case.

The advice from NPHET will feed into the revised living with COVID plan which will be published next Tuesday.

But any easing of restrictions in March and April are expected to be very limited.

Reporting by Sean Defoe



Read more about

Construction Covid-19 NPHET Schools

You might like

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Claire Beck’s Saturday Soundsy...

Claire Beck’s Saturday Soundsystem

9 PM-12 AM

Share

Up next

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-8 AM

Share

All Irish with Fergal D'Arcy

All Irish with Fergal D'Arcy

8 AM-9 AM

Share

Weekend Breakfast with Alison...

Weekend Breakfast with Alison Curtis

9 AM-12 PM

Share

Jessica Maciel

Jessica Maciel

12 PM-4 PM

Share

Claire Beck

Claire Beck

4 PM-7 PM

Share

Pamela Joyce

Pamela Joyce

7 PM-10 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on