Wales aims to reopen primary schools after February half-term


Youngest pupils and students on vocational courses could return from 22 February if Covid rate falls

Some primary school pupils, along with students taking vocational courses, could return to classrooms in Wales after the February half-term as long as the Covid infection rate continues to fall, but the end of the lockdown in other aspects of life is still many weeks away, the Welsh government has said.

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The Welsh first minister, Mark Drakeford, said a “phased and flexible” return to school for some pupils was being planned for the week beginning 22 February.

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