Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Education and Skills

Public Sector Staff Sick Leave

Photo of Gino KennyGino Kenny (Dublin Mid West, People Before Profit Alliance)
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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]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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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.

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