8 January 2021

Decision based on medical evidence welcomed

UCAC teachers’ union has welcomed the decision announced today by Welsh Government that schools and colleges should not return to face-to-face teaching for the time being.

Dilwyn Roberts-Young, General Secretary of UCAC said “This decision is based on medical evidence, and keeps to the Education Minister’s key principle that ‘evidence and information’ is the only way to secure ‘the confidence of parents, staff and students’.

“This statement will provide schools and colleges with some time to make preparations for their education provision. It will also give parents the opportunity to put arrangements in place, bearing in mind that many school staff will themselves be parents.

“UCAC has committed itself to working at national, regional and local level to ensure that staff and pupils can return to schools and colleges as soon as it is safe to do so.”