Schools are set to remain closed for the rest of the month

The cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 is meeting to discuss the closure of schools, with construction sites also on the agenda.  


Social education needs will be given special consideration while the 5 kilometre limit is likely to remain as it is.  

The Government says it understands the impact not reopening schools will have on the health and well being of children. 

Speaking on his way into Government buildings, Minister Eamon Ryan says any closure will be short-lived. 

"I don't think this can be like last year you know for three or four months  where schools were closed, because it does have a real effect on the health and well being of our children. So if we are doing it, it will to my mind, be for very short period".

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