That's the view of Laois rep and VP of the INTO Joe McKeown.
New social distancing guidelines have thrown the full re-opening of schools in August into doubt.
According to Department of Education guidance, primary aged children from 3rd to 6th class will be asked to keep one metre apart.
Social distancing won't be required for children up to third class.
While secondary school children will be asked to keep a distance of 2 metres where possible.
Laois rep and vice president of the INTO Joe McKeown says a solution will require flexibility from all sides: