New Social Distancing Guidelines Throw Full Re-Opening Of Schools In August Into Doubt

According to Department of Education guidance, primary aged children from 3rd to 6th class will be asked to keep one metre apart.

Social distancing won't be required for children up to third class.

While secondary school children will be asked to keep a distance of 2 metres where possible.

There's also a proposal to stagger drop off and collection times - principal of Monamolin National School in Co.Wexford, Brendan Roache, says extra resources may be needed:

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