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NAHT Cymru comments on First Minister's remarks regarding Covid mitigations in schools

Commenting on First Minister Mark Drakeford's remarks concerning Covid mitigation within Welsh schools, NAHT Cymru Director Laura Doel said:

“Schools are still suffering as a result of covid, with high levels of staff absence therefore we must be wary of lifting the mitigations measures that are currently in schools too quickly.  No-one wants stricter mitigations in schools than in the rest of society, however we have to remember, particularly in primary schools, that these are largely unvaccinated places.  We know Omicron is more transmissible and even with the current mitigations in place schools are barely managing to keep the doors open.  We are working with the Welsh Government on a plan for schools but we believe, given the ongoing disruption in schools, that a slow and steady approach is the right one.”

First published 21 January 2022