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REOPENING PLANS: Minister for Education Norma Foley. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

REOPENING PLANS: Minister for Education Norma Foley. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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REOPENING PLANS: Minister for Education Norma Foley. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Schoolchildren will be given greater access to counsellors and child psychologists as part of a comprehensive plan to reopen schools from the end of August.

Education Minister Norma Foley is tomorrow due to unveil the detailed measures that will be put in place to allow all primary and secondary schools to reopen next month - nearly seven months after they were shut due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The plan will include extra funding for guidance counsellors and the National Educational Psychological Service in the wake of the pandemic which saw the traditional Junior and Leaving Certificate exams cancelled.


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