WATCH: Micheál Martin questioned about schools plan on Cork street

WATCH: Micheál Martin questioned about schools plan on Cork street
A Dublin schoolteacher known as 'Kay', confronts Taoiseach Micheal Martin on Bridge Street in Skibbereen over the government's handling of school reopenings. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 20, 2020. Photo credit should read: Damien Storan/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheāl Martin was called up on the measures put in place to safeguard staff and students when schools reopen in the coming days.

Mr Martin met a school teacher while in Cork today surveying the flood damage in West Cork and visiting schools in the city.

The teacher said to the Taoiseach, he must realise the situation he is putting people in with 30 students in a classroom and no social distancing.

The Dublin school teacher said she was going back to a school in the Capital that has 28-30 student which she described as “Criminal”.

“Kids will get it, staff will get it, parents will get it and the wider community will get it.” The teacher asked Mr Martin to reconsider the reopening school’s guidelines and to work more closely with stakeholders to reach a safer environment for all.

The Taoiseach said the safe reopening of schools was his intention and the Government had received feedback on the plan while formulating the measures to be implemented.


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