Covid-19 Income Support Scheme for Substitute Teachers

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Education Minister Peter Weir has announced a scheme to help support substitute teachers during the Covid-19 crisis.

Substitute teachers have been unable to access secure work as schools are closed except for vulnerable children and those of key workers.

The scheme will ensure that eligible substitute teachers, engaged between 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020, will have access to an income for the period April to June 2020. They will receive an additional income through this scheme which will top up their income to at least 80% of that earned in the period January to March 2020.

Information on the Scheme and how to apply can be found on the Department of Education web site.

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