Department of Education says no advice issued on wearing of uniforms in schools

The Department of Education has not been issued with any public health advice regarding the wearing of school uniforms.

There are concerns that students may have to have their uniforms washed every day due to the covid-19 pandemic.

However, the department says each individual school must decide their own uniform policy for the year ahead.

Parentline’s Chief Executive Aileen Hickey says many parents are feeling anxious ahead of the return to school: