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The Department of Education has asked schools to provide adapted education provision to pupils who are medically certified as being at very high risk to Covid-19.


For a list of such high risk conditions please click here.


This adapted education provision does not apply to pupils who are:


  • at risk of early school leaving

  • experiencing COVID-related anxiety about the return to school


  • requested to self-isolate by a medical doctor or the HSE


But what happens if my child has been requested to self-isolate for a short time?

The Department of Education says that "From time to time, a number of pupils may be required to self-isolate for a short time on foot of medical advice. It is not expected that these pupils would be educated through adapted education provision during this time. Instead, schools should, at a minimum, ensure that these pupils are supported to catch up with their learning on their return to school" (page 12 of Department Guidelines)

For more information on "Continuity of Schooling: Supporting pupils who are at very high risk to COVID-19" please click here


Below please find work listed by month which parents may find useful for the short absences listed above