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