The Department of Education today issued advice in light of the severe and potentially damaging winds affecting certain parts of the country as Storm Rachel reaches our shores.
They say schools in the Status Red area should consider not opening.
In a statement today, the department said schools should consider not opening where a Status Red weather warning related to wind is forecast.
The high winds could coincide with the periods during which students and staff would be expected to travel to and from school.
The full guidance is available on the department’s website.