Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Ceisteanna (942)

Claire Kerrane

Ceist:

942. Deputy Claire Kerrane asked the Minister for Education when it is planned for outside contractors such as those who provide physical education in schools to be able to return to visiting schools; if this will be possible after Easter 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15684/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

My Department has published guidance for teaching and learning for primary schools on their return to school. The guidance provides that the use of an external coach or tutor is at the discretion of the board of management who can approve these visitors once they are satisfied that they are Garda vetted, adhere to public health advice, trained by their governing bodies with regard to COVID-19 and fully implement the schools COVID-19 response plan.