School attendance monitoring: amended regulations

The regulations have been amended until 31 December 2020 The Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017 were amended to temporarily modify the minimum standard for recording attendance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

It is now sufficient compliance for schools to record students' attendance in the register at least once a day for as long as public health directions limit student attendance at school.

What does this mean for my school?

In practice, this should not change anything for schools. School attendance monitoring was relaxed under a Ministerial Direction issued in April 2020.

The amended regulations recognise the continued challenges schools face delivering remote learning and relax attendance monitoring until 31 December 2020.

To view the modified regulations, see: