for students with additional needs
reopened Thurs 11 Feb 2021
Special classes in mainstream schools reopened Mon 22 February 2021
Junior Infants to Second Class 1 March 2021
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme returm 8 March 2021
Third, Fourth and Fifth Class 15 March 2021
Remaining Secondary School nPupils nreturn 12 April 2021
The Taoiseach has confirmed that a phased return to schools will get under way next Monday, March 1.
The phased return is part of the Government’s revised plan for dealing with the virus, ‘Covid-19 Resilience & Recovery 2021: The Path Ahead’.
The plan, which will see the country remain in Level 5 restrictions until 5 April, contains a roadmap for the return of all children to school and childcare, which will be kept under review. It was agreed at a Cabinet meeting today.
It will see Leaving Certificate students returning to school on 1 March. Primary school students from junior infants to second class will also return then.
Remaining primary school students and fifth-year secondary school students will return on 15 March, subject to ongoing reviews.
All other secondary school students will go back to school on 12 April – after the Easter holidays.
Most childcare and early learning providers have been partially reopened for the children of frontline workers and those on the Government’s Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme, Monday 29 March 2021 was the first day they reopened to all infants.