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Dept Of Education Considering Revising Guidelines On Wearing Of Face Coverings In Schools.

: 08/07/2020 - 11:26

The Department of Education is considering 'revisions' received from health officials around the wearing of face coverings in schools.

A spokesperson for the Department says it is engaging with key stakeholders in the school sector, before publishing the recommendations.

Listen: Social Protection Minister: Any Decision On Wear Face Coverings In Secondary School Will Be Made With Advice Of NPHET.

: 08/06/2020 - 17:08

According to the Social Protection Minister, any decision around wearing face coverings in secondary schools must follow public health advice.

It comes after the former Director General of the HSE, Tony O'Brien, claimed the case for wearing masks in schools was 'clear cut'.

Barnardos Welcomes Govt's Move To Allow Parents on PUP to Claim 'Back to School' Allowance.

: 08/06/2020 - 16:49

Children's charity Barnardos has welcomed the government's move to allow parents on the pandemic unemployment payment to claim the Back To School allowance.

Over 115,000 families from the payment last year to help buy uniforms and footwear, at a cost of €53.7 million.

Listen: Justice Minister Says Gardaí Will Be Called, But As A Last Resort, If People Refuse To Wear Face Masks Inside Retail Premises.

: 08/06/2020 - 16:32

The Justice Minister says Gardaí will be called as a last resort if people refuse to wear masks inside shops or shopping centres.

Face coverings will be mandatory in retail settings from Monday.

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