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Information Update: COVID-19

NCCA Information Update: COVID-19

Following the recent announcement of the closure of schools, early childhood settings and further and higher education settings and a range of other measures aimed at addressing the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Education and Skills has informed the education stakeholders and general public that it and its related agencies and continue to support the education sector at this time.

In line with the measures set out by Government, the staff of the NCCA have been enabled to work from home and continue to be on hand to work on curriculum and assessment matters at early childhood, primary and post-primary levels during this challenging period. Staff also continue to provide necessary corporate services including answering queries, processing payments etc.

Meetings and events

Until further notice, all meetings of NCCA committees – Council, Boards and Development Groups – have been cancelled. Smaller meetings with colleagues and education partners will be held and hosted virtually as appropriate.

Large-scale events such as conferences, seminars, meetings of school networks, in line with Government advice, have been postponed and will be rescheduled for a future date.

Online Learning during school closures

Links to resources and online tools to assist schools, teachers and parents during the current school closure period can be accessed here.

Contacting the NCCA

You can contact the NCCA through our e-mail address and a member of the NCCA staff team will address your particular query as soon as possible. Alternatively use the online form on this website.

You can continue to call the NCCA at 01 6617177

Information on COVID-19

The Department of Education and Skills has a dedicated website page in place providing the most up-to-date and relevant information for educational organisations and settings:

Alerts from the Department of Education and Skills also issue via twitter:


To keep fully informed on COVID-19, these twitter accounts should also be monitored at this time:





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