SCHOOLS SET TO REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL END OF JANUARY

The government looks set to close schools until the end of the month in response to rising rates of Covid-19.

The proposals are being discussed at the cabinet sub-committee today before a final decision is made tomorrow.

Ministers are also giving consideration to how children with special needs and disabilities could be supported if there’s a switch to remote learning.

However Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says the public health advice remains that schools are safe environments:

 

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