Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Education and Skills

Covid-19 Pandemic

Photo of Seán CroweSeán Crowe (Dublin South West, Sinn Fein)
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367. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if additional funding will be made available to schools and school boards to adapt premises or change hygiene protocols in order to deal with everyday safety realities of school returns. [6775/20]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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On the 1st May 2020, the Taoiseach announced as part of the “Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business” that schools will commence opening on a phased basis at the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic year.

The Department is currently working with the Education Partners and relevant stakeholders in planning for this re-opening which will be based on public health advice. A core objective will be to ensure that schools and other education settings can re-open and operate in a safe manner that is consistent with public health advice.

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