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Thursday 31 December 2020

Item 2: Order Paper 68/17-22 – Thursday 31 December 2020

Private Members’ Business

Motion: COVID-19 Impact on School Opening


That this Assembly notes with concern reports that the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies may have recommended school closures; is deeply concerned by the number of deaths from COVID-19; recognises the concerns of teachers, pupils and parents; calls for urgent clarity from the Minister of Education on what work has been undertaken with the Department of Health on protecting school children, teachers, parents and the wider public from the spread of COVID-19; and further calls on the Minister of Education to outline the medical and scientific advice his Department has received and to explain whether he will consider additional mitigations, including a phased return or extended school closure, if this has been recommended by the medical and scientific advice.

Mr Daniel McCrossan

Mr Justin McNulty

Mr Colin McGrath


The Speaker has selected the following Amendment for debate:

Amendment 1

Leave out all after ‘mitigations’ and insert:

and protections, while welcoming the announcement today by the Minister detailing a phased return to schools and seeking assurances from the Minister on the work his Department will now undertake to ensure the safety of staff and pupils during the remainder of the pandemic.

[Mr Daniel McCrossan]
[Mr Justin McNulty]
[Mr Colin McGrath]

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