“Totally unfair” for schools to set own Covid measures, says Plaid MS


Siân Gwenllian (Image: Welsh Parliament) School (Image: Gwalia)

Plaid Cymru’s Spokesperson for Education, Siân Gwenllian has said that it is "totally unfair" for schools to have to set their own Covid-19 measures.

The Welsh Government's announcement that Covid rules would be set by individual schools has faced criticism from teaching unions who say that teaching staff need to concentrate on teaching.

The Plaid Cymru MS for Arfon also said that teaching staff already faced the “huge task” of supporting pupils after months of school closures.

MS Gwenllian MS said: “It is totally unfair for teaching professionals to carry the burden of making decisions on covid measures in schools, and creates opportunity for huge inconsistencies between different schools – what happens when nearby schools have completely different rules?

“Measures intended to keep pupils, staff and the wider community safe need to be driven by data and need to be made by experts. Teaching staff are already facing the huge task of supporting pupils after months of lost education.”

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