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Students Required To Keep 1M Social Distance - Can Schools Reopen?

There are concerns that the Government's new social distancing guidelines could prevent schools from...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:39 PM - 2 Jul 2020



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Students Required To Keep 1M Social Distance - Can Schools Reopen?

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:39 PM - 2 Jul 2020

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There are concerns that the Government's new social distancing guidelines could prevent schools from fully reopening in September.

Primary school students from third class onwards and all secondary school students will be required to maintain a social distance of at least one metre, but the ASTI says this will be difficult to achieve in schools with over 1,000 students, who may need a blend of remote learning and in-class lessons.

We spoke to ASTI President Deirdre MacDonald and Irish Times parenting columnist Jen Hogan about this.

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