Thursday, 11 March 2020
This message is sent to you from Welsh Government and includes updates for childcare, schools, FE, HE, and Work Based Learning.
The Welsh Government is working closely with the other UK nations to ensure a consistent, public health-led approach to the Coronavirus situation. At the COBRA meeting today, all four Governments agreed to move from containment to delay.
Potential school closures and the implications for all pupils are part of those discussions. However, the Chief Medical Officers’ advice is clear; that schools, colleges and childcare settings, should not be closed at this stage. These decisions are based on the latest scientific evidence.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised schools, colleges and universities against international travel, including school trips overseas.
Advice and guidance to educational settings will be updated to reflect revised advice.
For the very latest advice from Welsh Government, please check gov.wales/coronavirus