Read more: Ireland’s COVID19 Crisis Response: Perspectives from Social Science
The first case of Covid-19 was observed in Ireland on February 29th. In the past month, we have had unprecedented change in every aspect of Irish society. The response to the pandemic progressed from warnings to school and pub closures, to a comprehensive shut down of non-essential workplaces, and strong guidelines on physical distancing, hygiene, and travel.
Read more: COVID-19: Exacerbating Educational Inequalities?
In an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), on the 12th March 2020 the Irish Government announced the closure of all preschools, schools, and higher education institutions until the 29th March and later extended until the 19th April