No credible level of assurance that schools will be safe next week
The ASTI says it has not been provided with a credible level of assurance by the Government that schools will be safe places next week.
Following a meeting with representatives from the Department of Education today, the ASTI said the union has no access to medical data demonstrating that schools are sufficiently safe for students and teachers at this time, in the context of the new variant and the alarmingly high numbers.
The union said it is concerned that today’s Government decision has been made without full consideration of potential consequences to current public health objectives.
The union said that it continues to engage with the Department of Education and will meet public health officials with a view to discussing all the implications of today’s Government decision.