Response to WG announcement on face coverings and mass isolations

9 July 2021

Responding to the Welsh Government’s announcement on 9 July, Prof Sally Holland said:

“As I said last week, despite the heroic efforts of schools and colleges across the country to support and educate their pupils, all children and young people have missed two full terms of face-to-face education even before any self-isolation periods are taken into account.

“Balancing risks and harms posed by the virus and impact on education has been a complex matter for the last 16 months. Today’s announcement will hopefully result in much less disruption for everybody next term. It takes into account children and young people’s views and experiences and provides them with a clearer picture of what to expect in September and how they’ll be kept safe.”