Primary schools across the region opening their doors to pupils for the start of the school year this week, are generally quite confident that they can manage the threat of the Delta variant and are determined to remain open to students.
That’s the view of Vincent Duffy the INTO representative for the Mayo / Sligo region.
Vincent is the principal of Breaffy NS outside Ballina, and he says he believes the heavy lifting in terms of ensuring safety in classrooms in a Covid era was undertaken last year, and at this point despite many schools not yet having received their Carbon Monoxide Monitors as promised from government, most are happy with the level of controls, protocols and regulations now in schools.
He says in his experience, parents, Boards of Management and school staff are all working together to meet and comply with the Covid regulations.
Vincent has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley about the return to primary classrooms across the region this week...