Announcement about September from WG Education Minister

At the end of another lovely week with small groups of children back at school, you may now be aware that Kirsty Williams, Education Minister for Wales made an announcement about the Autumn Term at lunchtime today. The Minister announced that all children will return to school full-time by Monday 14th September, subject to a continued steady decline of the presence of Covid-19 in Welsh communities.
Full operational guidance is being published next week for schools. There is an expectation from WG that social distancing between the children in their class groups will be limited but that mixing between class groups is reduced and adults still follow social distancing regulations. We will be reviewing our risk assessments and complex operational plans following the publication of this guidance to ensure that all pupils can be back in school full-time safely by 14th September at the latest.
At this stage I do not have any other information but we will be in touch towards the end of next week with a return to school date for your child/ren as soon as we have the WG guidance and have reviewed this.
Many thanks for your continued patience and support.