The INTO Central Executive Committee today noted the latest outcome of engagement with the public health authorities and the Department of Education. Latest developments relate to the Department's public awareness campaign, high-risk teachers and ventilation.
INTO is holding an online panel discussion on Saturday, 14 November 2020 based on the theme of distance learning. Members are now invited to register for the webinar.
The nomination process in the election for the Deputy General Secretary/General Treasurer has been completed with both candidates being sufficiently nominated.
Science Week is currently underway, running until Sunday, 15 November. The week-long event is celebrating its 25th year and the theme for 2020 is ‘Choosing our Future’, with a focus on how science can improve people’s lives, now and in the future.
The INTO continues to engage with the Department of Education, school management and NPHET to represent the concerns of members and will endeavour to provide updates as they become available.
In a communication to schools this morning, the Department of Education has set out the following information in respect of the new HSE school teams, a dedicated principal phone line and dedicated testing of close contacts from a school when there is a positive case.
In advance of the mid-term break, the INTO set out five clear requirements for schools to operate safely, as community infection rates were rising and the number of positive tests in schools increasing. Below is a summary of progress made over the past week, during the mid-term closure, as we have continued to press Department of Education & health authorities to provide additional supports...
The INTO has been notified by the Department of Education...
Following pressure from the INTO through a coordinated political advocacy campaign and a robust media campaign – the Government has confirmed that the Department of Education will roll out a national network of dedicated public health teams for schools from next week. The teams will be staffed by both public health and education department officials and will provide a dedicated helpline for schools dealing with a positive case...
The INTO has been made aware that the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine has last night, 22 October, issued a product recall notice on ViraPro hand sanitiser (PCS100409).