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Parents asked to keep children home until schools reopen

Sat, 23 Jan 2021

Parents are asked to keep their children at home whenever possible next week ahead of the planned reopening of schools, nurseries and child-minders on Monday 1 February.

On Thursday, Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK, announced the Island will begin easing restrictions this weekend with socially distant outdoor meetings permitted and trades allowed to return to work under certain rules from today.

However, parents are still asked to keep their children at home whenever possible to take pressure off hub schools, many of which are near capacity.

In Thursday’s briefing, Howard Quayle MHK announced that Government is working towards a full exit from restrictions after twenty-one days with no community transmission.  

It means - subject to no further community cases – all schools and University College Isle of Man will welcome back students next month.

All schools closed on Thursday 7 January, except for 14 educational hubs maintained for vulnerable children and those of essential workers.


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