Students to return to school full-time on May 25

Students across New South Wales will return to school full-time in one week.

The state government made the decision today for classes to resume for every student on Monday, May 25, Nine reports.

Face-to-face teaching will return however there will be no assemblies or inter-school sport and parents will be required to stay off campus.

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A phased return of students one day a week began on May 11.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is expected to confirm the start date tomorrow, the ABC reports.

Last week, Ms Berejiklian said parents should expect schools to temporarily close if cases of COVID-19 were detected.

“We’ll put in a pop-up clinic, we’ll have a number of initiatives to really control the spread in that community,” she told reporters on May 11.

“As was evidenced last week when a child had the coronavirus at Warragamba Public School, we ensured there was a pop up clinic in the vicinity of the school, we encouraged people to get tested and now the health department is confident any community transmission in that area has been under control.”

NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell previously said she hoped “everyone” would be back at school full-time by the end of the month.

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