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Minister Weir must take safety in our schools seriously, says union

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Concerns: Justin McCamphill

Concerns: Justin McCamphill

Concerns: Justin McCamphill

A teaching union has said the Education Minister must take the threat of coronavirus spreading in Northern Ireland's schools seriously.

It comes after officials admitted that additional funding will be needed from the Executive to ensure the safe return of pupils.

Schools are due to reopen on a phased basis from next month, and Education Minister Peter Weir has said a range of safety measures will be necessary.