Latest update: Information for students and their families about returning to school

Below are four videos we have created with some back to school advice for parents and children attending primary and post-primary school. You are encouraged to watch these videos with your child before they return to school.

Back to school advice for junior infants to second class

Back to school advice for 3rd to 6th class


Back to school advice for post-primary students

Back to school advice for parents

How to prepare your child for returning to school during COVID-19

Everyone has been working very hard to ensure a safe reopening of schools for staff, students and their families.

Most students will be looking forward to going back to school and will feel happy and excited. Some may feel a little anxious about returning. That’s a normal response at a time of change. Most will settle back in soon once they get used to the new rules and routines.

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Health advice for parents

Up to date information on what to do if your child has symptoms of coronavirus, how to get urgent medical help if your child is unwell and how to protect your child from the coronavirus can be found here.

Information in your language

Frequently raised topics

Here is some guidance on key issues relating to school reopening that schools and parents may find helpful in answering some of their questions:

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