Attention: Parents/Legal Guardians in receipt of Home Tuition / ISL Grant Funding and Home Tutors

Please Note

Special Needs and Tuition Grants section are currently unable to take telephone queries. Please email your query to for prompt reply.

Subject: COVID-19: Suspension of Home Tuition Services funded by the Department of Education and Skills

Date: 13 March 2020

In respect of Covid-19/Coronavirus, the health and welfare of families and tutors is paramount. As announced yesterday by the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings, will close for a period until 29 March 2020.

In order to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19, all Home Tuition services funded by this Department are also suspended for a period until 29 March 2020.

Payment will made in respect of the tuition that would normally have taken place during this period. Parents are therefore requested to submit payment claim forms with these details.

In order to ensure prompt payment, the Department is requesting parents to submit all payment claim forms via email to

Parents are requested to advise tutors they engage under the Home Tuition / ISL Schemes of the contents of this notice.

Should you have any queries regarding Home Tuition please forward them by email to 

The Department, in conjunction with the public health authorities, will keep the situation under ongoing review. Any changes will be communicated widely.

Special Education Section
Department of Education and Skills

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