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Which schools are closed in Ireland due to COVID-19?

All schools will remain closed until the 1st of February or until the Department of Education says otherwise


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All schools will remain closed until the 1st of February or until the Department of Education says otherwise. This is due to the increasingly high rates of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Can Leaving Cert students attend school before 1st February? 

No. The government had originally said that all final Leaving Certificate students would be allowed to attend school for three days a week from the 11th of January. This decision has since been reversed. All Leaving Cert students will continue to attend online classes instead.

Are special schools or classes open?

No. Special schools, special classes and schools in specialised settings will also remain closed until the 1st February or until the Department of Education says otherwise. 

Third level education in Ireland during COVID-19 

All higher and adult education, such as universities, colleges and institutes of technology (IT) can remain open if classes are available online. Speak to your institution to learn more about the return dates for your course.

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Published Jan­u­ary 7th2021
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