Move Irish schools online until Covid-19 gets back under control

Move Irish schools online until Covid-19 gets back under control

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Close Schools Ireland started this petition to Government of Ireland and

We want all Irish schools to move online until the Covid-19 situation gets back under control.

The health service is already struggling to cope with this surge, and further pressure will be put on it with more than 1 million students and staff set to return to school on Thursday, January 6th.

The Omicron variant has seen us hit record Covid cases numerous times in the past few weeks, and Covid-related hospitalisations are close to 1,000. It is simply not safe for students to return. If students do return to school, Covid will spread through the schools at a previously unseen rate and, when spread to other students' vulnerable family members, could lead to severe illness and possibly death.

We are asking Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, Minister for Education Norma Foley and the Government to move schools online to prevent an Omicron variant surge in the youth population. 

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