Speaking about the publication of Welsh Government Guidance on the wider opening of schools, David Evans, Wales secretary for the National Education Union Cymru said:

"It is well known we would have preferred September for wider opening.

"NEU Cymru welcomes that the Welsh Government has published some guidance for education professionals, ahead of the wider opening of schools at the end of June. There is a lot of logistical issues to sort out before the wider opening, and we will be writing to our members with guidance too.

“It is extremely welcome that education professionals are not expected to provide support for key worker children over the summer. The local authorities are well placed to provide arrangements to ensure that our key workers, such as carers and NHS workers, can be supported to provide essential services. “

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Links to Welsh Government Guidance:

  1. Operational Guidance: (English) (Welsh)
  2. Learning Guidance: (English) (Welsh)
  3. Childcare guidance:(English) (Welsh)