STAFF at schools across Wirral will welcome pupils back to class on Monday after the Prime Minister announced a roadmap out of lockdown.
But the return will differ for primary and secondary pupils.
Here is how it will work ...
Secondary school and colleges
Government guidance advises that staff and students in secondary schools and colleges must wear face coverings in all areas. This includes classrooms, where social distancing cannot be maintained as a temporary extra measure.
Councillor Wendy Clements, chair of Wirral Council's children, young people and education committee, said: "COVID-19 has brought with it many challenges – one of the most significant being the disruption to children's education.
"Time in school is about more than just lessons, it helps to develop children 'all round'.
"I am immensely proud of the dedication and work Wirral's education settings have put in throughout the pandemic, they have gone above and beyond. I would also like to thank parents and pupils for the resilience and understanding they have shown during this time.
"I am confident that, as our children and young people return to school, educators will continue to do everything they can to make sure your child will be in a COVID secure environment.
"We can all help our education settings prepare by continuing to show the tremendous support and patience that has been seen throughout the pandemic."
Schools are working through the latest guidance to prepare for the return and will contact parents and carers with full details ahead of the return.
More details about the return and testing can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mass-testing-for-secondary-pupils-as-all-schools-and-colleges-fully-reopenfrom8-march.
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