However, one guidance counsellor in Westmeath disagrees.
The Teacher's Union of Ireland says it will not be safe to reopen schools for Leaving Cert students next week.
Most schools are to remain closed for the rest of January, but Leaving Certs will resume classes for three days a week from Monday.
Education for special needs children will also resume then under the plans announced by the government yesterday.
TUI president Martin Marjoram says leaving cert students shouldn't return to school until January 18th at the earliest.
Guidance counsellor in Coláiste Mhuire, Mullingar and former president of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors Betty McLaughlin doesn't believe these measures puts Leaving Cert students at risk: