25 January 2022

UCAC welcomes cautious approach to changing school Covid measures

In response to today’s announcement from the Education Minister, Jeremy Miles MS, Rebecca Williams, Deputy General Secretary of UCAC teachers’ union said “UCAC welcomes Welsh Government’s latest decision to move in a phased and cautious way towards moderating Covid measures in schools and returning to the local decision-making framework.

“The priority across the education system is to keep learners and staff healthy and in school, continuing with education. Keeping the requirement for face coverings in place for the time being is an essential and wholly reasonable component of the strategy to achieve that.

“After half-term it is highly likely that decisions will once again be made on the basis of local risk assessments, according to the situation in individual local authorities and schools.

“We also note the statement of intent in relation to this year’s exam series, and hope that this will provide as much certainty as possible under the current circumstances to students and staff.”

Notes

  • UCAC is Wales’s own education union. It represents teachers, headteachers and lecturers in all education sectors across Wales

For further information please contact:

Rebecca Williams: 07787 572180 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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