Today Wednesday 3rd June, the Welsh Government have announced that schools are due to open on June 29th.
Schools in England started their phased return on Monday and news that pupils in Wales will now be able to return to some form of education will be welcome as the easing of lockdown measures continues.
In a statement responding to the announcement, Dr Jamie Wallis, the Member of Parliament for Bridgend, said: “The Welsh Government has today announced that schools will re-open for all pupils in Wales from the 29th June.
“This will be a phased approach with only one-third of pupils allowed in at any one-time. It will also include staggered start and finish times.
“The term has also been extended by one week which will allow pupils and schools more time to prepare for their return in September.
“I will work with Bridgend County Borough Council to see what more we can do to ensure the safety of all pupils, teachers and parents during this return to school.
“The guidance is due to be published next week and I look forward to seeing this in more detail to see how schools in Bridgend and Porthcawl are able to share best-practice for what suits pupils, teachers, and parents the most.”