Coronavirus: Volunteers requested to help NI schools stay open

BBC is reporting that volunteers are being sought by the Department of Education (DE) to help schools stay open during the coronavirus pandemic.

Schools across NI are to remain open if possible to care for the children of key workers and vulnerable children.

The education minister has appealed for volunteers to work alongside existing staff to keep schools open.

In a letter entitled “Covid-19: Our Schools Need You”, Peter Weir said volunteers could provide essential support to teaching and non-teaching staff.

Volunteers should not be pregnant, be over 70, have any symptoms like a cough or high temperature or have any long-term health conditions.

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