Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Education and Skills
Public Sector Staff Sick Leave
323. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will reinstate the sick leave entitlements of teachers that existed prior to 2010 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6584/20]
The Sick Leave Scheme for teachers is regulated by the Public Service Management (Sick Leave ) Regulations, as amended. These Regulations encompass all public sector employees, including teachers.
The provisions regarding the arrangements for teachers to cater for COVID-19 including special leave with pay are set out in Circular 0024/2020. Any special leave with pay granted for the purpose of diagnosis of COVID-19, self-isolation will not be counted as part of the teacher’s Sick Leave record.