#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 0°C Sunday 24 January 2021
Advertisement

Poll: Should the government delay reopening schools after Christmas?

The INTO has called for primary schools to stay closed until at least 11 January.

Image: Shutterstock

THE IRISH NATIONAL Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) last night called on the government to consider delaying the start of the new term in primary and special schools until 11 January at the earliest. 

INTO General Secretary John Boyle made the request in a letter to Minister for Education Norma Foley ahead of an unscheduled Cabinet meeting which is due to take place this afternoon.

On 17 December, Foley said she “appreciates the concern” people have around Covid-19 but that the level of virus transmission in schools remains low. 

Senior scientists in the UK have warned that schools may have to push back reopening dates in order to control transmission of the virus.

So today we’re asking: Should the government delay reopening schools after Christmas?


Poll Results:

Yes, delay all schools reopening  (11236)
No, open them as planned (4659)
Yes, but just secondary schools (980)
Yes, but just primary/special schools  (417)




#Open journalism No news is bad news Support The Journal

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support us now

Read next:

COMMENTS (182)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel