Students might not have to wear school uniforms when they return to the classroom in September.

The Irish Mail on Sunday reports that a principals organisation is calling for school uniforms to be abandoned.

President of the National Association of Principals Alan Mongey says that washing uniforms every day, in an attempt to maximize hygiene and prevent the spread of coronavirus, could prove impossible for some parents.

The HSE’s guidelines for creches and playschools includes advice on laundering clothes in instances where a child is infected with Covid-19

Specific guidelines on uniforms and other health and hygiene practices for schools will be developed over the coming weeks.