Welcoming the announcement made about not re-opening of schools more widely on June 1st, David Evans, Wales secretary for National Education Union Cymru said: 

“We don’t believe that now is the time to think about re-opening schools, so we welcome the Minister’s announcement on this critical issue. We know that learners, parents and carers, as well as our members will be encouraged by this certainty at this difficult time, and heartened to hear that the Minister will be guided by the science. 

“In Wales so far, the Education Minister has followed a sensible approach, putting the safety and wellbeing of staff and students alike as key to re-opening schools. This is critical.

“NEU Cymru firmly believes that wellbeing and safety must remain the primary concerns for all involved. We look forward to further productive discussions with the Welsh Government on this.”

ENDS

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The National Education Union is an amalgamation of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and National Union of Teachers (NUT), formed on 1 September 2017. Please see the below contact details for assistance:

Contact: David Evans, National Education Union, Tŷ Sinnott, 18 Neptune Court, Vanguard Way, Cardiff CF24 5PJ. Tel: 029 20491818. Mob: 07815 071 164

Note to editors:

The Minister’s statement can be found here.