Education Minister Kirsty Williams said at the Welsh Government’s daily coronavirus briefing that she would only begin to reopen schools when experts advised it was safe to do so. She added that a change to the policy was “not imminent”.
The Education Minister also announced a further £1.25m in funding for school counselling services to deal with an anticipated increase in demand.
Ms Williams said: “I will only reopen schools when I have the advice from the chief medical officer and the chief scientific officer that it is safe to do so.”
She added: “It is quite clear to me that when schools reopen it won’t be business as usual. The scientific advice is very clear in terms of the continuation of social distancing practices.
“We may be in a situation where we can have part of the school cohort going back. We look at some of the countries it’s just their youngest children.”
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