28th July 2020
The Department of Education has published Circular 0045/2020 COVID-19 operational supports for the full return to school.
This circular provides additional detail on some of the operational supports announced by government yesterday, including the additional minor works grant, employing an aide to help with school reopening logistics and provision for enhanced cleaning.
Additionally, the circular offers a helpline number and email address for queries to the department.
The INTO is seeking further information on a range of issues including supply panel areas and base schools, an updated leave circular, training materials around the return to school, and scheduling of grant payments.