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Taoiseach to address the nation after Living with Covid-19 plan announced

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will give a live address to the nation after 6pm when the Government’s revised Living with Covid plan has been announced.

School reopening will be the centrepeice of the revamped plan, with schools partially reopening on March 1st. On this date, junior and senior infants will return as well as first and second class in primary school.

In secondary school, Leaving Certificate classes will return.

Childcare will also resume on a phased basis beginning with the State’s Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) preschool scheme on March 8th.

The next date in the plan is March 15th when the rest of primary school classes will return. In secondary school, fifth years will return.

After the Easter holidays, on April 12th, all remaining secondary school students below fifth year will return with a full return to education planned.

Although the dates are set to be agreed by Cabinet, sources have said rolling reviews of the public health situation will be carried out throughout this period.

The broadcast will be on the RTE ONE Six-One News.

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