A Message from the Chief Executive
Tipperary Education and Training Board is very aware of the personal turmoil this Covid-19 virus may cause to our learners, staff and stakeholders. We will consciously make every effort to conform with the guidelines being issued by the HSE and the Department of Education and Skills.
Given the Covid-19 pandemic, our key priorities are to follow the public health guidelines in reflecting the need for social distancing. Tipperary ETB is engaged in Business Continuity Management and has identified its critical services that must continue to be delivered in this challenging and unprecedented time. This requires the cooperation of all staff in delivering on our critical services.
We would like to acknowledge the commitment of our staff in delivering our services and in continuing to deliver in these challenging times.
In light of the most recent Government advice regarding Covid-19 the Administrative Offices of TETB will be closed to the general public until further notice. Our Schools and Centres will remain closed to students/learners and the general public until the 19 April 2020.
Ensuring the health and safety of our staff and minimising the risk of spread of infection is our utmost priority. This is a precautionary measure in the interest of safeguarding public health and we apologise for any inconvenience.
TETB staff are working remotely and can be contacted via email during this time:
|Administrative Office, Nenagh (Head Officefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Administrative Office, Clonmel (Sub Office)||email@example.com|
|Specific Department Queries:|
||Ms. Benny Butler – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Creditors||Ms. Eibhlís Purcell – email@example.com|
|Human Resources (Clonmel)
||Ms. Nuala Fraher – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Human Resources (Nenagh)||Ms. Fiona Campbell – email@example.com|
|Buildings, Capital and Procurement||Mr. David O’Donnell – firstname.lastname@example.org|
||Ms. Bernie Harty – email@example.com|
As this is an evolving situation, Tipperary ETB will continue to update our stakeholders. Thank you for your ongoing co-operation.
Recent Announcements from TETB:
Recent Announcements from the DES:
24 March 2020: Covid-19 Statement from the Department of Education and Skills – All schools and further education settings will remain closed to students until 19 April 2020. The decision has been taken following advice from the NPHET (National Public Health Emergency Team) as part of efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19.
19 March, 2020: Minister McHugh Announces Cancellation of Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle Oral and Practical Performance Tests https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2020-press-releases/PR20-03-19.html
Websites providing updates in relation to Covid-19
|Health Service Executive (HSE) – Covid-19/Coronavirus|
|Department of Education and Skills Information for Schools|
|Government of Ireland – Covid-19/Coronavirus
|Health Protection Surveillance Centre – Guidance for Educational Settings
Support Services and Helplines
|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.|
|Inspire Wellbeing (TETB Staff Only)||Employee Assistance Service|
|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|