Wednesday, September 16, 2020


Following the return of back to school for parents, iReach has run a nationwide survey to determine their thoughts and concerns about their children returning to school. The survey ran between September 3rd and 9th  and received over 1,000 responses from adults on a nationally representative basis.

  • 78% of parents are satisfied with the guidelines put in place by the school their children attend. However, 13% of parents are unaware of the guidelines implemented by their child(ren)’s school.
  • 76% of parents are comfortable with their child(ren) being back in school.
  • 19% of parents believe that schools will be forced to close before Halloween. A further 22% believe they will be closed at some stage before Christmas.

Commenting on the results, Oisin Byrne iReach Managing Director said:  “The vast majority of parents in Ireland are confident that schools nationwide are doing their best to  minimise the risks of Covid-19 in the new school term and having their children to some level of daily routine, however we do see a growing level of expectation that the risk of school closures still exist”

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