Parents in Northern Ireland: Latest coronavirus guidance from Education Minister Peter Weir
The Minister of Education Peter Weir confirmed today, “We want to keep the number of children looked after in school to a minimum, however, we will open up a limited number of schools to ensure key workers are able to remain in work to help fight the virus for all of us.”
The overall key messages are:
- If you are not a key worker, don’t send your child to school
- If you child is medically vulnerable, don’t send your child to school
- If you are self-isolating, don’t send your child to child
- If you can make alternative arrangements to look after you children though a partner, relative or other means, don’t send your child to school
- If you work part time, you must only use the service the hours you need
- If you can work from home, do so
- Childcare in the school will be available 9am to 3pm
- No home to school transport will be provided
CCEA statement on Ofqual’s announcement 3 April 2020.
See the arrangements for GCSE and A‑Level exams announced 16 April 2020.