Speaking about the launch of the statement "Stay safe. Stay learning", David Evans, Wales secretary for the National Education Union Cymru, said:

"We're pleased the Education Minister has focused on wellbeing in launching this policy statement. Like the Minister says, the wellbeing and safety of learners and education professionals alike is centrally important at this difficult time.

"On the first day of the summer term, everyone involved in education - staff and students alike - will have a lot to think about. We agree that parents are not expected to be teachers, but welcome that schools will not be going back until the scientific advice says it is safe to do so.

"We look forward to seeing more details and the resources to support this statement."

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