13th March 2020
The DES issued an information note to schools this morning regarding the arrangements for the payment of salary/pension to staff paid by the Dept. of Education & Skills during school closures due to Covid-19.
It is important to note that there is no requirement for a school to record a “school closure” on the OLCS due to this government decision. Where a substitute was scheduled to work in the period of the school closure, then the school should continue to record that claim. The substitute will be paid for that scheduled absence. Substitute claims cannot be claimed in advance on the OLCS, therefore, it is important that schools key all absences and input claims for substitutes on the On-Line Claims System (OLCS) as normal.
Please refer to the DES information note for more detail.