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Department had 'productive' meeting with school stakeholders over close contacts policy
Children who are close contacts in primary schools will not be required to restrict their movements if they are asymptomatic.
Teachers' union INTO said the government is removing a "safety net" from schools.
But Labour's education spokesperson said it was a "welcome" move that has come "weeks too late".
HSE to start testing close contacts again from tomorrow
CMO and Deputy CMO lay out the figures behind Covid-19 testing in schools