Planning for reopening schools in line with the Roadmap for reopening society and business



The Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business describes how the COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted. Phase 4 of the Roadmap sets out that educational institutions can open on a phased basis at the beginning of the academic year 2020/21 with a limited reopening provided for from Phase 2 on 8th June 2020. This report sets out the risks and impacts on children and society where access to education is significantly reduced. Having considered the wider impacts of school closure or significantly reduced operation of schools the Department considers that fully reopening schools for children is a clear objective for the end August/September. Read more

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