Covid-19 Information

Tipperary Education and Training Board is very aware of the personal turmoil the COVID-19 pandemic may have caused to our students as well as learners, staff and stakeholders.  We will consciously make every effort to conform with guidelines being issued by the Government.

Stay safe and well.

Latest Information from the Department of Education:

23 February, 2021 – Ministers Foley and Madigan welcome the phased return of in-school teaching and learning for students commencing Monday, 1 March

10 February, 2021 – Ministers Foley and Madigan welcome agreed plan of the return of in-person teaching and learning for children in Special Classes at Post-Primary schools on 22 February

Parents, students, schools and school staff will find up to date information on reopening of schools here

Government Guidance: Returning to Schools and Work –

DPER_Guidance and FAQs for Public Service Employers during Covid_updated 23 December 2020
DES Roadmap Reopening Schools
DES Induction Training for Reopening Schools
Joint Press Release Dept Announce Return To Schools
DPER Guidance and FAQs for Public Service Employers during Covid 19


September 2020: Tipperary ETB Covid Response Corporate Plan
07 April 2020: Statement from Chief Executive: Teaching and Learning Continues in TETB
07 April 2020: TETB Contingency Arrangements – Quality Assuring Assessment

Useful Websites:

Health Service Executive (HSE) – Covid-19/Coronavirus
Department of Education and Skills – Information for Schools
Government of Ireland – Covid-19/Coronavirus
Government of Ireland – Leaving Certificate 2020: Information and Resources
Health Protection Surveillance Centre –  Guidance for Educational Settings
Health and Safety Authority

Support Services and Helplines:

Service/Website Description Telephone
Minding your Mental Health (HSE) Advice on how to mind your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Mental Health Support Services (HSE) Search for online resources and information about mental health and support services. Search by ‘Issues’, ‘Age Group’ and ‘Location’
Support Service updates Covid-19 (HSE) Some services provided by mental health and support services could be disrupted during COVID-19. The link will bring you to a summary of key nationally-available supports.
Talking to Children and Young People about Covid-19 (DES) Advice note for Schools and Parents published by the Department of Education and Skills (DES)
Restricted Movements and Self Isolation (HSE) If you are well, but you have been in close contact with a case of coronavirus you will need to restrict your movements.
Spectrum Life EAS (TETB Staff Only) Employee Assistance Service
Inspire Workplaces Looking after your Mental Health during Covid-19 Inspire Workplaces – Looking after your Mental Health during Covid-19
Your Mental (HSE) This service is to assist you in finding the relevant supports and services near you. 1800 111 888
Pieta House Free therapy to those engaging in self-harm, with suicidal ideation, or bereaved by suicide. 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444
Childline Childline is open every day and is for all children and young people up to the age of 18. 1800 66 66 66 or free text 50101
Jigsaw Jigsaw is a free, non-judgemental and confidential mental health support service for young people aged 12 – 25 Limerick: 061 974 510
Shine Support for people with mental ill health. Shine services remain available for phone and e-mail support Monday to
Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Limerick/North Tipperary: 087 7878222

South Tipperary: 086 852 5747

Aware Information and support to anyone over 18 about issues relating to their own mood or the mood of a friend or family member, or who experiences depression or bipolar. 1800 80 48 48
Samaritans Support and information if you are having a difficult time or are worried about your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak 116 123 Resources for mindfulness

Additional Information for TETB Staff:

Policy and Information for TETB Staff on returning from travel abroad

Latest Circulars relating to COVID-19:

Circular Letter 0049/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19): Arrangements for Teachers and Special Needs Assistants employed in recognised Primary and Post Primary schools
Circular Letter 0050/2020 Covid-19 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Arrangements for Staff other than Teachers and SNAs who are employed by the ETBs
Circular Letter 0023/2020 Arrangements for Learner Payments in ETBs

Data Protection:

TETB Covid-19 Privacy Notice
DPC Guidance: Protecting Personal Data When Working Remotely

General Queries

Administrative Office, Nenagh (Head Office) 067 31250
Administrative Office, Clonmel (Sub Office) 052 612 1067