COVID-19: Information for schools and pupils

This section provides schools with a range of frequently asked questions on the handling of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in a school setting.

Pupils can also access resources to learn more about what coronavirus is all about, including information on the new StopCOVID NI app for 11-17 year olds.  Links to view these materials are found below:

StopCOVID NI app for 11-17 year olds

This app really helps our health service.  It can also help prevent further lockdowns and keep schools open.  Most people spreading the virus don’t even know they have it.  So the more people using the app, the more lives we save, including the lives of people we love. Let’s all keep doing our bit to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Download ‘StopCOVID NI’ from your app store now.

StopCOVID NI social media videos for 11-17 year olds:

School information pack on managing COVID-19 in the school setting

This document has been produced by the Public Health Agency (PHA) and aims to support schools and pre-schools in preparing and managing their response to cases and clusters of COVID-19 within the school setting.

Guidance for HSC staff on moving safely within and between educational settings is available here.

Frequently asked questions on COVID-19 for schools

FAQs documents are also available as follows:

Department of Education (DE) 

Education Authority (EA)

Support Numbers

Education Authority emergency helpline for COVID-19 suspected or confirmed cases: 028 9041 8056 operating hours 7 days per week 8am - 8pm or via 

PHA COVID-19 School Team: 028 9536 0484

Operating hours Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm and Saturday to Sunday 10am - 2pm.