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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 23 June 2020

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Ceisteanna (273)

Seán Crowe


273. Deputy Seán Crowe asked the Minister for Education and Skills when he plans to inform schools and other education providers of the time frame for reopening in 2020. [12599/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

On 12 June, 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 and guidance will be worked through in detail in the coming weeks with education partners and stakeholders to ensure that schools have sufficient time to plan for reopening and that the return to school is safe for children and staff