The purpose of Circular 01/2019 is to inform managerial authorities and teachers of leave arrangements which may be approved by employers with effect from 1 January 2019 for teachers who are members of a voluntary search and rescue organisation and are called-out on a search and rescue operation. The leave entitlement under this Circular will be subject to review over the 2018/19 and 2019/20 school years.
In order to avail of leave under this Circular, the teacher must be a member of one of the following voluntary search and rescue organisations:
- Irish Coast Guard
- Royal National Lifeboat Institution
- Community Inshore Rescue Service
- Irish Water Safety
- Mountain Rescue Ireland
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