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Coronavirus - the latest information and resources for school leaders

With the situation changing rapidly in reaction to the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, we've set up a central place for you to access the latest news and advice for school leaders.

Rest assured that we are firmly committed to supporting our members to the highest possible standard, without putting the health and well-being of our members or colleagues at risk.

You can access our general advice line (0300 30 30 333) between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, and our counselling line is open 24/7.

The Department of Education Northern Ireland (DENI) issues revised covid guidance for the new school year

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