The Taoiseach says the government is fully committed to having schools reopen from next month.
That's despite concerns about the Delta wave and the transmissibility of the variant among children.
Ahead of the new academic year, CO2 monitors will be made available to schools to ensure air quality is kept at safe levels for staff and students.
Teaching union the ASTI has said while it's concerned about the spread of the virus all teachers should be vaccinated by the time schools re-open.
It comes as the HSE's vaccine registration portal will open for 16-18-year-olds over the coming days.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin says he has been assured that the return to school will be safe.
He said "I spoke to the Deputy CMO last week and to NPHET. We're fully committed to the school's opening, taking additional precautions in doing that and the vaccination helps enormously on that front. So the schools will be reopening."
Education Minister Norma Foley said earlier that all plans are in place to prepare for a return to school in late August and early September.