mid-term break

  • The Department of Education says no decision has been taken yet on extending mid-term breaks for schools.

    It follows reports that the Government is looking at the idea of extending the break so that schools would close for two weeks over Halloween from October 23rd until November 9th.

    The Department of Education says keeping schools open is a key priority at all levels of the Living with Covid plan.

    And it insists there have been "relatively few instances" where coronavirus has spread within a school.

    Of 6,718 tests of staff and students at schools across the country, there's been a 2% positivity rate so far.