Wales to use next three weeks to ensure safe return to school
Written by Gavin on 19th February 2021
Stay-at-home restrictions will remain in place in Wales for a further three weeks as the youngest children start returning to school from Monday, First Minister Mark Drakeford will announce today.
The First Minister is expected to use today’s briefing to give thanks to Wales’ team effort, cases of coronavirus are at their lowest level since the end of September, while one in three adults in Wales has had a coronavirus vaccine.
The First Minister will talk about encouraging green shoots of recovery and look ahead to the next review when the Welsh Government will be considering if all primary pupils and some older students can return to schools and colleges from Monday 15th March, if the public health situation continues to improve.
The next review of the regulations will be due on the 12th March and will consider the restrictions around non-essential retail and close contact services.
Hear the First Minister at 12:15pm today on GTFM!