COVID-19 Special Leave With Pay is available to a teacher or SNA who (a) begins to display COVID-19 symptoms or (b) receives a positive COVID-19 PCR/antigen test result. From 1 July 2022, the maximum Special Leave With Pay entitlement is seven consecutive days in any one instance, which is the currentHSE stated self-isolation period
. For further information, please refer to Circular 0038/2022
which details the working arrangements and leave arrangements from 1 July 2022 for teachers and special needs assistants employed in recognised primary and post primary schools.