Labour party leader Alan Kelly had stated earlier that teachers would be exempt from the five-day stay at home rule.
The comes as new measures were introduced following a meeting with the Covid Cabinet Committee which included household contacts of a person with Covid-19 having to restrict their movements for five days and take three antigen tests.
New measures also include vaccine passes being extended to theatres and cinemas, however, they will not be required for hairdressers, gyms or barbers as originally anticipated.
Everyone has also been asked to work from home unless absolutely necessary.
Alan Kelly told RTÉ News that Micheál Martin confirmed to him that teachers would be exempt from the five-day stay at home rule as they left the Dáil chamber this afternoon.
However, the Government clarified tonight that teachers are not exempt from the five-day rule.
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