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COVID-19: Term 1 School Holidays To Begin Tomorrow

More details of this will be announced by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during the press conference at 3pm today.
19 Apr 2021 13:13
COVID-19: Term 1 School Holidays To Begin Tomorrow

The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Rosy Akbar, in consultation with the Honorable Prime Minister and the Minister for Health and Medical Services, has decided to bring forward Term One School Holidays to Tuesday 20 April 2021.

All schools nationwide will close for Term 1 school holidays tomorrow for three weeks and the Ministry will be making further announcements in due course.

“The safety and well-being of our people including all school children and teachers is paramount and, as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 and the recent cases, we have decided to bring forward the Term 1 school holidays,” said Minister Akbar.

We urge all parents to encourage good hygiene practices at home, and to ensure their movement of their children is restricted preferably remain at home.

Parental guidance and monitoring is essential during such times.

Government Subsidized Student E-Transport Cards will be restricted during this period.

Minister Akbar advises students to use the Term 1 School Holidays to revise, relax and prepare for the new school term while observing all COVID-19 precautionary measures.

All prior approvals given to schools by the Permanent Secretary for extra-curricular activities are now suspended until further notice.

Heads of Schools are advised to make necessary arrangements for the safe return of their students including those in boarding schools as per Ministry guideline.

If you are not feeling well and have common cold and flu symptoms, please visit the nearest health center or fever clinics.

We wish you well for an extended term break.

Stay safe and practice good hygiene at all times.

 

– More details of this will be announced by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during the press conference at 3pm today.

 

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