Department of Education releases on COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Covid-19 We all must do it to get through itThis page provides the latest information released by the Department of Education in relation to Covid-19 (coronavirus) and its impact on education services.

For general health advice relating to Covid-19, please visit the Public Health Agency website.

Frequently asked questions

Further guidance for schools on supporting remote learning

Circular 2021/01: Further guidance for schools on supporting remote learning to provide educational continuity 

Free school meals - direct payment scheme

On 26 March the Minister for Communities and the Minister for Education announced plans to make sure families do not experience hardship as a result of schools closing. The direct payments scheme will ensure families eligible for free school meals will receive direct payments into bank accounts during the period of term time school closures due to Coronavirus.

Ministerial statements

Oral statement to the Ad Hoc Committee by Education Minister, Peter Weir on the Covid-19 response - 25 June 2020

Information and guidance for educational settings

Notices made under the Coronavirus Act 2020

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