Cabinet committee discusses phased reopening of schools

The Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 is assembly in Government Buildings to debate the phased reopening of schools.

A plan to convey junior and senior infants, together with first and second class, again to the classroom early subsequent month is being mentioned.

The return of different lessons would probably be delayed for 2 to 3 weeks. Leaving Certificate college students would additionally return, probably on 1 March.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn can also be attending the assembly.

Elsewhere, the timetables for this yr's Leaving Certificate have been printed, with the primary written examination scheduled for 9 June.

The hybrid plan, introduced by the Government yesterday, offers college students a selection of conventional exams or calculated grades.

Minister for Education Norma Foley mentioned the plan for this yr's Leaving Cert was honest.

However, each the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland and the Teachers Union of Ireland have expressed reservations about some parts of the plan.

Meanwhile, the National Public Health Emergency Team has mentioned 47 extra deaths of folks with Covid-19 had been reported in Ireland right this moment.

Some 901 new circumstances of the illness additionally had been reported.

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