Dáil debates

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements


10:45 pm

Photo of Gary GannonGary Gannon (Dublin Central, Social Democrats) | Oireachtas source

I will touch on the lead worker representative role, an especially interesting position being catered for in the roadmap. I imagine it is quite a difficult position. Will the Minister tell us about this role, the person in charge of all the Covid related activities and precautions in a school? How will this person be identified? My understanding is he or she can be any member of the school faculty. The person has to be elected by consensus within the school. There is no financial incentive for a person taking on this role. There is only one training session, I am told. Is that person personally liable within the role if guidelines are not followed? Given that this is a voluntary position, what happens if nobody takes up this position in a school? Does it default to the management of the school?


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