Parents face being reported to Tusla if child misses 20 days even in virus crisis

Cases in schools: Dr Philip Nolan cautioned against overreaction. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Amy Molloy and Senan Molony

Parents will still be reported to the child and family agency Tusla if their children miss more than 20 days of school, despite being urged to keep them at home if they show coronavirus symptoms.