Severe Weather - Useful Information

Information and contact details for schools when dealing with an adverse / severe weather related emergency.

Adverse/Severe Weather

During periods of severe weather, it is important that schools take steps to minimise the potential impact on school buildings and facilities.  Please see information about preventative measures that schools can take to minimise damage to the school estate in extreme weather conditions and how to protect school premises.

Also below is some Severe Weather Guidance that provides information about the role of a school during periods of severe weather.

EA Maintenance Emergency Contact Details

Buildings, Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance - Helpdesk Contact Details (Office Hours)

If you require any support in relation to adverse / severe weather during EA office hours please contact the Maintenance Helpdesk – EA Locality contact numbers are listed below.

EA Locality  Helpdesk Number
East 028 9056 6248
North 028 2566 1144
South West (Armagh) 028 3751 2551 or 028 3751 2243
South West (Omagh) 028 8241 1518


EA Emergency Maintenance Contact Number (Out of Hours)

In the event of an out of hour’s adverse / severe weather related emergency in your school, please contact the EA Emergency Contact Number for assistance.

EA Emergency Maintenance Contact Number (Out of Hours) 028 3751 2345    

Dealing with Exceptional School Closures due to Extreme Weather Conditions

Please see below a letter issued by the Department of Education to schools that provides important information on how your school should deal with any exceptional closures which may arise during the school year due to extreme weather conditions, such as severe cold weather or flooding.

A checklist - exceptional closure of school is available on the Department of Education website, outlining the main factors that you should consider when making decisions about a possible school closure.

Last updated: 13/12/2022