Classes may be held in parish halls or GAA facilities

Some students may be taught in parish halls or GAA facilities when they return to school next month.

Children from junior infants to second class won't have to observe social distancing but all others will have to be spaced a metre from their classmates.

75 million euro is being allocated to allow schools adapt their classrooms.

ASTI General secretary Kieran Christie says they will also be looking to the community to find space.