The support teams would assist schools where a Covid-19 case is identified.
The INTO is calling on the HSE to speed up the deployment of dedicated Covid support teams for schools.
That decision is expected to be made this week - the Union wants them ready to go for re-opening after mid term.
The support teams, led by public health professionals, would assist schools where a Covid-19 case is identified.
The INTO Vice President says some school principals have been left to deal with contact tracing by themselves.
As a principal himself, and Laois rep Joe McKeown says it shouldn't be left to him to make those choices: