Like many organisations, the Heritage Council is considering its role and particularly the role of its programmes in contributing to societal recovery from the impacts of COVID-19. Public health is paramount, and the approach to all Heritage Council programmes must ensure that its activities are not a risk to the health of the general population.
The Heritage in Schools Scheme must comply with public health guidance for the safety of the Heritage in Schools Specialists, students and teachers and we are currently considering how the Heritage in Schools programme might be adapted to offer a virtual heritage experience to primary schools until such time as on-site visits can resume.
A virtual template is currently being pilot tested with a decision expected soon on the feasibility of a national virtual programme.
Any queries regarding the Scheme can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org