Minister for Education Norma Foley
Education Minister @NormaFoleyTD1 tells Dáil schools have been provided with guidance and information to help parents understand the requirement for face masks for 3rd class above in primary schools: “It’s a public health measure.” @rtenews
— Paul Cunningham (@RTENewsPaulC) December 1, 2021
Via RTÉ News
Children in third class and up will be required to wear face masks at school from this morning, and can be refused entry if they do not.
However, the Department of Education has said schools can be flexible in application of the rule in the first couple of days.
Ms Foley said she recognised it may be “difficult” for some, but added: “Schools know their children and are best placed to identify those children whose complex needs are such that the wearing of face coverings may not be possible for them and to discuss this with parents as required.”
— Daithi K. (@tvcritics) November 30, 2021
Pat Kenny on Newstalk this morning calling children between 5-11 who don’t want to wear masks.. “snowflakes”
The guy is unhinged.
— VV (@RemontadaVV) December 1, 2021