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Schools May Not Shut If There's An Outbreak Of Covid-19

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:17 AM - 28 Jul 2020



Whole schools may not be shut because of an outbreak of Covid-19, under the government's €375 million plan to re-open the education system.

If there's an outbreak in a school, an assessment will be done on how many children will need to self-isolate having come into contact with that person.

Millions of euro have been allocated to allow schools to adapt classrooms to allow for social distancing where required.

The Education Minister has said there's no shortage of available primary school teachers to utilise as part of the plan to re-open schools.

The plan includes money for increased substitution in case a teacher gets sick or can't work because they're in a vulnerable category.

There's also money to recruit more than 1,000 extra secondary school teachers to help reduce class sizes.



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