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Contact Tracing Rules For Primary School Children & Those In Childcare Change Today.

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Children aged under 12 who are close contacts and are asymptomatic won't have to restrict their movements.

Thousands of children are returning to school after a change to contact tracing rules.

The Chief Medical Officer says from today contact tracing of close contacts in primary schools and creches won't be needed.

Children aged 12 or under who are close contacts and are asymptomatic won't have to restrict their movements.

Sinn Fein's Education spokesperson, Donnchadh O'Laoghaire says it needs to be monitored closely:

The head of the HSE says the rules around close contacts in schools are changing based on the balance of risk.

Paul Reid says the evidence shows the infection rate in school settings is relatively low

On Monday afternoon, the INTO said it doesn't want to have to say ‘we told you so’ to health officials over new contact tracing rules in schools.

The INTO say they wanted it to be delayed until after the mid-term.

General Secretary John Boyle hopes the new system works, but has his doubts

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