David Evans, Wales secretary for the National Education Union Cymru, said:

"NEU Cymru welcome that the Education Minister has set out the conditions under which schools will re-open. We would agree with the Minister that the safety of staff and students alike is paramount, we are pleased to see she has put this first.

"For our members, parents and learners themselves, staying safe at this difficult time is critical. We look forward to hearing more details from the Welsh Government in the coming weeks. Everyone wants to get back to school. But putting the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved is the top priority."

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Note to editors:

The Minister’s statement can be found here.