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Education Restart

The Department of Education has established the Education Restart Programme, which, working alongside a wide range of stakeholders, will put in place the detailed measures and guidance which will enable a safe reopening of educational settings.

The start of term will be 24 August 2020 for Primary 7, Year 12 and Year 14 pupils and for vulnerable children across all year groups. Schools will return on 17 August 2020 for preparation purposes.  

All pupils will return to school from the week commencing 31 August 2020.  This return will be on a full time basis of five days a week for every pupil, including those pupils who attend Special Schools.   

Education Restart information is available for educational settings, parents and carers, and children and young people.  

Due to the changing public health position in respect of Covid-19, the information on these pages is subject to change.   

All information surrounding Covid-19 can be found here. 

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Information and Guidance for Educational Settings

Information and Guidance for pre-schools, primary schools, post-primary schools, special schools and other settings... more

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Information for Parents and Carers

Information and resources for parents and carers... more

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Information for Children and Young People

Information and resources for children and young people to support their return to school ... more




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