This guidance has been developed by the Department of Education (DE) in cooperation with school leaders.
The aims of this guidance are to:
- Support schools to provide the best possible education and service to children and young people while reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the setting,
- provide clarity with regard to practical approaches for the safe operation of schools; and
- promote consistency of approach across Northern Ireland, whilst ensuring appropriate local flexibility for education settings and staff.
First published 19 August 2021