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Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey County Council

Anglesey school classrooms will not open on June 29

Posted on 19 June 2020

Anglesey school classrooms will not open as part of the Welsh Government’s “Check in, Catch Up, Prepare for summer and September” plans on June 29th.

The decision has been taken in light of the recent increase in positive Coronavirus cases on the Island and the closure of the Two Sisters plant, in Llangefni, after a significantly high number of positive cases amongst the workforce.

Council Leader, Councillor Llinos Medi, said, “I have always emphasised that the health and safety of our children, staff and communities must come first.”

“The growing number of positive cases on the Island and yesterday’s news about the Two Sisters factory in Llangefni has created a great deal of uncertainty and concern on the Island.”

“It is, of course, possible that we could see an increase in community transmission of the virus. I am not, at present, willing to see classrooms reopened to Anglesey children.”

“Given the current uncertainty, I believe that this is the right course of action, and the best decision in respect of the safety of our children, all school staff and wider communities.”

Cllr Llinos Medi also emphasised her immense gratitude to all school staff across the county for their continued hard work.

Ends 19.6.20

Posted on 19 June 2020