Northern Ireland's First Minister has said she hopes the Stormont Executive will revisit the dates for reopening schools. Arlene Foster said she wants to give the public optimism when the path out of lockdown in the region is revealed next Monday but cautioned that this must be the last.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out a four-stage plan for exiting lockdown earlier today. The first stage includes the return to school for all pupils in England on 8 March.
Under Mr Johnson's four-step plan, all limits on social contact could be lifted by 21 June. In Northern Ireland, some primary school pupils will return to class on 8 March, with some older post-primary school children on 22 March, but there has been no date given for the fullRead more on rte.ie