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12 March 2020

School Closure - Coronavirus (Covid-19)

All schools and colleges in Ireland have been directed by the government to close starting from today, March 12th at 6pm. 

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD announced today the closure of schools, pre-schools and colleges to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This will take effect from 6pm this evening, Thursday 12 March and it will remain valid until Sunday 29th March.This is in line with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team.

All pupils and students, from pre-school to third level are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact with each other, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space between them.

Covid -19

We are all concerned about the spread of the virus and are adhering to the guidelines set out by government concerning those areas that are within our control.  The situation is a concern, but it is important not to panic. 

At Galway Cultural Institute, our students' safety is extremely important to us. So, if you decide to return to your home country earlier than planned/ during the time of school closure, please inform us by email to

Up to date health advice information & updates are available:

  1. World Health Organisation
  2. Irish Government (Ireland)
  3. Irish Health Service Executive (Ireland)

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