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Revealed: From staggered breaks to divided yards - the new rules for reopening of schools

  • Children will face staggered breaks and divided play yards
  • Masks required on student buses but optional for lessons
  • Minister gets €300m budget to ensure Covid-19 compliance

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Primary school children will be sectioned off into pods of between four and six pupils in classes and separated by at least a metre from their classmates. Photo: Jacob King/PA Wire

Primary school children will be sectioned off into pods of between four and six pupils in classes and separated by at least a metre from their classmates. Photo: Jacob King/PA Wire

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Primary school children will be sectioned off into pods of between four and six pupils in classes and separated by at least a metre from their classmates. Photo: Jacob King/PA Wire

Lunch breaks will be staggered and pupils will be restricted to mingling in the yard with only their own classmates under new rules set out in the Government's roadmap for reopening schools.

Primary school children will be sectioned off into pods of between four and six pupils in classes and separated by at least a metre from their classmates.

Meanwhile, secondary school students will be asked to wear masks on school buses, but wearing them in classes will be optional.


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