29 January 2021
Phased return – need to proceed with caution
In response to the announcement from the First Minister today that the youngest children could begin returning to school after the February half term if rates of coronavirus continue to fall, Dilwyn Roberts-Young, UCAC General Secretary said “Everyone wants to see a return to face-to-face learning as soon as it is safe to do so – the advantages for children, young people, families and staff are clear.
“We welcome the fact that the final decision about any possible phased and flexible return will be based on the latest scientific and medical evidence. We note the need to provide schools and colleges with sufficient notice to put the relevant arrangements in place, before half term.