Once-off funding for ventilation improvements
Following strong and sustained representations by the ASTI regarding ventilation in schools, the Minister for Education Norma Foley has announced a once-off Covid-19 funding measure of €17m for minor works in second-level schools.
The ASTI has been raising major concerns relating to ventilation in schools throughout this pandemic, especially the need for funding for the provision of HEPA filters in schools.
The funding can be used for small-scale ventilation improvements as well as minor works requirements.
The Department of Education Circular 0065/2021 can be viewed here.
The ASTI continues to raise issues with the Department of Education and Public Health Officials with the objective of keeping schools as Covid-19 secure as possible.