Coronavirus / Covid-19

Important Customer Notice

If you need to contact the Department you will find the information you need here: Contacting the Department of Education and Skills

State Examinations

Challenges of Organising Examinations with Social Distancing Requirements

Advisory Group for Contingency Planning for State Examinations 2020

Leaving Certificate 2020

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Information for Leaving Certificate students, including wellbeing information and resources is available at: www.gov.ie/leavingcertificate.

Leaving Certificate 2020 - Calculated Grades Student Portal

The Leaving Certificate 2020 - Calculated Grades Student Portal is now closed.

See: Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades Student Portal
 

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See also:

Calculated Grades guidance for schools

08 May, 2020 – Minister announces postponement of 2020 Leaving Certificate examinations

A guidance document for the education system and others in relation to the system of Calculated Grades 

Frequently asked Questions for students, teachers and parents

Advice from the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) in relation to the wellbeing and mental health of Leaving Certificate students in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic


 Junior Certificate 2020

Advice and resources for parents and students


Resources for schools and other education settings

  1. Information and guidance issued to schools
  2. Supports to schools and teachers engaged in distance learning
  3. NEPS Advice & Resources for keeping Children and Young People well during Covid-19
  4. Continuity of guidance counselling provision
  5. NEPS: Responding to Critical Incidents during School Closures and Public Health Restrictions arising from COVID-19: Information Booklet for Schools
  6. Department circulars and statements
  7. Continuation of home tuition 
  8. Updated guidance from HSE
  9. Chief Medical Officer advice to parents and schools
  10. COVID-19 Information posters and video

Oireachtas Member Questions & Briefings


Further Information on Covid-19


1. Information and guidance issued to schools

 


2.  Supports to schools and teachers engaged in distance learning 

13 March 2020: Download letter from the Secretary General to principals and teachers regarding continuity of learnng

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Access to content that  has been developed to support schools and teachers engaged in distance learning in order to provide continuity to pupils/students:

https://www.pdst.ie/DistanceLearning 

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Scoilnet is a resource to support schools, teachers, students and parents


3. NEPS Advice & Resources for keeping Children and Young People well during Covid-19

The Department of Education and Skills’ NEPS psychologists have developed advice and some resources for young people to manage and stay well when schools are closed. Read more


4. Continuity of guidance provision

Guidelines for continued provision of Guidance Counselling and resources to support practice


5. NEPS Responding to Critical Incidents

NEPS: Responding to Critical Incidents during School Closures and Public Health Restrictions arising from COVID-19: Information Booklet for Schools


6. Department circulars and statements

Circulars:

Statements:


7. Continuation of home tuition


8. Updated guidance from HSE

For updated guidance specific to education settings please visit the HSE's Health Protection Surveillance Centre's (HPSC) website

Link to HSPC guidance on vulnerable groups


9. Chief Medical Officer advice to parents and schools


10. Posters and video for primary and post-primary schools

COVID-19 Information poster

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covid19_posterThe Department of Education and Skills has updated information for schools, preschools and third level institutions on Covid-19; provided by the Department of Health and HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre following a meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team.

Public health doctors are available to liaise with schools and advise on precautions if staff and/or students have any concerns.

Anyone who has been to affected regions in the last 14 days and has a cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties or fever should self-isolate and phone their GP immediately.

Anyone who has travelled from the affected regions and has no symptoms should visit http://www.hse.ie/ for advice.

The most important action we can take to protect ourselves from Covid-19 is regular hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene.

As further advice or information is provided, it will be issued to schools and posted on the Department’s website.

Travel advice for all Irish citizens is provided through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Note - The Covid-19 affected regions are listed as mainland China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Iran and the following regions of northern Italy - Lombardy, Veneto Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont.


"Cover your cough and sneeze"

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Coronavirus hygiene poster

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Coronavirus hygiene video


Updated travel advice

Up to date travel advice is available on the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade