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.

Government Guidance: Returning to Schools and Work – 

Work Safely Protocol (COVID-19 National Protocol for Employers and Workers  Last updated 16.09.2021)
Returning Safely to the Workplace from 20 September 2021 Guidance Note
DPER Guidance & FAQs for Public Service Employers during COVID-19 (Updated 16 June 2021)
Reopening our Post Primary Schools (Gov.ie)
Safe School Advice

HSE Guidance:

Returning to work safely – HSE.ie
COVID-19 (coronavirus) – HSE.ie

Department of Education Guidance:

Parents, students, schools and school staff can find up to date information from the Department of Education here

Information for parents/guardians and for students on returning to school (multi-lingual)
Video: Back to School Post-Primary Advice (ISL)
Video: Back to School Post-Primary

TETB Guidance and Information:

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

Additional Guidance and Information:

Government of Ireland – Covid-19/Coronavirus
Government of Ireland – Supporting the Recovery
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 Health.ie (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

Additional Information for TETB Staff:

Policy and Information for TETB Staff on returning from travel abroad

Latest Circulars relating to COVID-19:

Arrangements for Staff other than Teachers and Special Needs Assistants who are employed in ETBs (COVID-19) Circular Letter 0043/2021
Arrangements for Teachers and Special Needs Assistants employed in recognised Primary and Post Primary schools (COVID-19) Circular Letter 0042/2021

Data Protection:

TETB Covid-19 Privacy Notice
Data-Protection-Return-to-Work-Safely-Protocol
DPC Guidance: Protecting Personal Data When Working Remotely

General Queries

Administrative Office, Nenagh (Head Office) nenagh@tipperaryetb.ie 067 31250
Administrative Office, Clonmel (Sub Office) clonmel@tipperaryetb.ie 052 612 1067

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