Children aged between three and seven will return face-to-face learning in classrooms from next week.
The first minister revealed that if the situation in the country continues to improve, primary school children in Wales will back to school on March 15. Mark Drakeford declared on Friday that there are no further significant changes to the country’s lockdown. At least another three weeks to allow for a safe return to school for the youngest pupils from Monday.
Children in Wales will back to school
Children aged between three and seven will return face-to-face learning in classrooms from next week. Then it will be followed by some vocational students, including apprentices, to colleges. Young children are prioritised as they the least likely to transmit Covid-19 and have the most difficulties with remote learning, while students such as apprentices need to prepare for practical exams.
Drakeford told, “We will carefully review as part of our deal with our teaching unions and local education authorities. We take a step, we collect the evidence, we decide what to do next.” The report said that the seven-day average of Covid-19 cases in Wales is now at 84 per 100,000, with a third of adults having the first dose of a vaccine.
The government will review the regulations in three weeks. They think the reopening of non-essential retail and close-contact services such as hair salons could also be on the cards. Boris Johnson is supposed to set out a roadmap for easing lockdown in England “cautiously” on Monday. On Thursday, Public Health Wales said a total of 822,633 first doses of the vaccine had been given, while another 290 cases of Covid-19 were announced. It also showed a further 14 deaths and taking the death toll in the country to 5,189.