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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

All schools in Wales to close by Friday

All schools in Wales will close by Friday at the latest in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Welsh Government has announced.
The country's Education Minister Kirsty Williams said she was bringing forward the Easter break.
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Councillor Huw Hilditch-Roberts, Cabinet Lead Member for Education, Children’s Services and Public Engagement for Denbighshire County Council, said: “We understand that the announcement has come very suddenly and that parents/ guardians will now be trying to put alternative plans in place in some cases.

“The date of closure is down to each individual school and their governing bodies to decide. Some will continue until Friday afternoon but others will decide to close sooner.  The information passed on by our schools will be shared through the Council’s website: , through its Facebook and Twitter accounts and through the school’s own communications channels.

“What is not clear at this stage is whether there is a suggested date for return to school. We will be pressing on the Welsh Government for some guidance as soon as possible and will emphasise the importance on having clear guidance and communications with school communities.  This will help parents/ guardians to plan effectively and manage what is a difficult, yet understandable decision”.

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