This 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 heath advice relating to Covid-19, please visit the Public Health Agency website.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
KEY WORKERS SUPPORT SERVICE
Key workers seeking to place their child in a school other than the normal establishment should contact the Education Authority who are providing a support service to facilitate placements. Contact details and an on-line form can be found on the EA website at https://www.eani.org.uk/key-workers.
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.
SCHOOLS OPEN FOR SUPERVISED LEARNING
INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE FOR EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS
NOTICES MADE UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS ACT 2020