Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Questions (299)

Brendan Smith


299. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education and Skills when details will be published in relation to the reopening of primary and second level schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11592/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

On Friday my Department published the report to Government “Planning for reopening schools in line with the Roadmap for reopening society and business” https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/framework-for-reopening-and-operating-schools.html

The report sets out the clear ambition to develop a sustainable plan to fully reopen schools at the start of the next school year in late August/September in line with normal timeframes.  

The report also sets out in brief the contingencies that must be considered during the coming period in the context of Covid-19. These contingencies will be worked through in detail in the coming weeks with education partners and stakeholders to ensure that the return to school is safe for children and staff.