Closed petition Categorise schools as critical infrastructure

With test, track and trace in place and community transmission across Wales extremely low nationwide, school closures should not happen again in Wales.

This is essential for children's mental wellbeing, their education, and any safeguarding issues.

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Should any schools be required to close due to a severe outbreak of C19 they must immediately be able to deliver all lessons live and online by way of an education contingency plan. Furthermore they also need to ensure that all children are present in registration and lessons, with any absences followed up in the same as they would in school ensuring children's safeguarding and continuation of education.

*This method of education must only continue for as shortest time as possible before all children must then re attend school as normal.

Schools specifically for children with SEN including disabled children should not close and should have a contingency to continue to remain open even throughout localised lockdowns.

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