Guidance for Educational Settings

Please note: Public Health guidance documents relating to COVID-19 cases and close contacts are currently being updated based on Government policy decisions and recommendations. For the most up to date guidance, please see 'National Interim Guidelines for Public Health management of COVID-19 cases and contacts'

The guidance document 'Guidance Document on Infection Prevention and Control Practices in Relation to Attending Face to Face Gatherings in HSE settings during the Global COVID-19 Pandemic' has been archived as of 28/01/22. Please follow current public health advice for face to face education in non-clinical settings.
For face to face education in clinical settings, please follow infection prevention and control advice for that setting.

All HPSC guidance should be read and interpreted in conjunction with the Government's Framework of Restrictions

Please see for information on antigen testing in school settings.

Contact Tracing

The close contact definition for those who attend Special Educational Needs settings can be found here.