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Listed hereunder is all documentation (Guidance Notes, Template letters etc.) which relates to the management of schools during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Please note that the CPSMA advice line is operating as normal during school closures and your queries will be addressed by phoning 01-6292462 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or by emailing [email protected] .


 Circular / Press Release 

Guidance Note  / FAQs


DES-COVID 19 Announcements  


  DES Guidance for access to schools from 18 May 20 final


CPSMA Submission to DES re: September Return to School  


Letter from DES Re: SNA availability to schools pending assignment to the HSE under the temporary assignment scheme  





  Guidance on Contractual and Employment issues arising from COVID -19


DES – Applications for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Transport during the current Covid-19 Period of Restrictions


DES Iompar Scoile – Iarratais d’Iompar Riachtanais Speisialta Oideachais (RSO) le linn Tréimhse Sriantaí Covid-19







DES Guidance on supporting students at risk of educational disadvantage and Guidance on supporting students with Special Educational Needs.


DES – Important Notice:  Arrangements for Section 29 appeals during the Covid 19 emergency   


Circular 0032/2020 – GRANT SCHEME FOR ICT Infrastructure – 2019/2020 SCHOOL YEAR €10m Funding to issue to Primary and post-primary schools


Circular 0031/2020 – GRANT SCHEME FOR ICT Infrastructure – 2019/2020 SCHOOL YEAR 



Circular 0027/2020Temporary Assignment arrangements for certain staff in the education and training sector


HSE Temporary Assignment of SNA Briefing Document 0027/2020

CPSMA Guidance Note in relation to Temporary Assignment arrangements for certain staff in the education and training sector

DES Updated FAQ Documents on Temporary Assignment Arrangements

CPSMA Template letter for DES paid ancillary staff re Temp Assignment 

Template letter for SNAs re Temp Assignment

7th April – Follow up Template email to SNAs


Continuing School Administration 


CPSMA Guidance Note in relation to remote meetingsData Protection when working remotely

Minister’s announcement re SNA allocation for the 2020/2021 school year School Notification SNA Contingency September 2020

School Meals Scheme Updated Guidance


DES school meals updated guidance note




CPSMA Guidance Note School MealsSchool Meals Scheme FAQs

Community Champions

School Meals Scheme An Post Distribution Depots



 Guidance on Continuity of Schooling For primary and post-primary schools


Supporting Pupils with Distance Learning


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