Antigen testing will be introduced in schools on Monday, the Education Minister has confirmed.

Norma Foley says it'll be operational from the 29th, and guidance will be made available to schools and parents this week.

Meanwhile unions and the department are meeting to discuss student teachers being recruited to primary schools to deal with a Covid staffing crisis.

The full details are expected to be laid out at today's talks.

Sligo/Mayo Representative Vincent Duffy says they are glad that these measures are finally coming on stream.

He does feel though that there may be some teething issues with the antigen testing early next week.

He has been giving more details to Midwest News.