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Thursday, 1 April 2021

Department of Education and Skills

Covid-19 Pandemic

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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222. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the advice that has been given to all schools ahead of their return on 12 April 2021 and in particular secondary schools in relation to the wearing of masks by students outdoors while on break and outdoors during physical education (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17888/21]

Norma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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My Department received advice from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) on the use of face coverings in educational settings. Face coverings do not have to be worn outdoors.

Further information for parents and students on the wearing of face coverings including the proper use, removal and washing of cloth face coverings is available via the link: . Information is also set out in the Covid-19 response plans for primary, special and post-primary schools available at .

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