Council announce Wrexham foundation phase pupils will return to school on Friday
Wrexham Council have announced schools will be opening more widely from Friday.
Wrexham Council have said, “We are pleased to confirm that foundation phase pupils will return to school on Friday (26.02.21). This decision reflects the continuing fall in positive cases of Covid-19 in Wrexham. Parents and carers will be contacted by their schools direct with further details.”
“We thank everyone for their efforts to reduce the transmission and ask that this effort continues until further relaxations of the regulations are announced by the Welsh Government.”
Wrexham Council had taken a more ‘cautious’ course of action compared to some local authorities in Wales and did not reopen schools more widely today. Face-to-face learning in schools had been suspended by Welsh Government, apart for the children of critical workers and vulnerable learners subject to certain criteria.
Welsh Government had indicated a preference for an all-Wales approach on the return for those aged between three and seven to school, with some local flexibility if required, starting from today linked in with and introduction of twice-weekly testing for staff members as well as increased financial support for new face coverings.
On the 10th of February the Council said they were taking a more cautious approach as case rates and other data meant it the delay was deemed required, at the time Wrexham had 217 per 100k benchmark rate, and today that is 81.6 per 100k.
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