Commissioner’s response to wellbeing check-in announcement

3 March 2021

Responding to Welsh Government’s announcement about a wellbeing check-in for pupils before Easter, Professor Sally Holland said:

“Young people spoke in their thousands through our survey about the strains of lockdown. I am pleased that many more pupils will have an opportunity to return for some face-to-face time at school before the Easter break and that young people’s calls to have more time with their teachers and peers have been heeded by the Welsh Government. I warmly welcome the emphasis on wellbeing and following today’s announcement secondary schools will be able to create tailor-made opportunities, fit for their pupils and wider school community.

“This would not have been possible without the huge sacrifices we’ve all made, most importantly those made by young people across Wales, to reduce transmission rates.”