DUP MLA Maurice Bradley has sent his best wishes to teachers and students as they begin the new school term today.
“I send my best wishes to teachers and students and of course parents who may well be feeling apprehensive today.
“We must recognise the stresses felt and do what we can to reassure our young people.
“It is important to thank our teachers and school leaders for their hard work and commitment to their students in these very difficult times.”
Bradley went on: “The first step in keeping our schools’ safe is that anyone with symptoms should not attend school.
“Parents should not send their children to school if they have any of the COVID-19 symptoms including a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss of change to you sense of smell or taste,” said MLA Bradley.
The East Londonderry MLA, who sits on Stormont’s Education committee went on to thank the Education Minister, Peter Weir MLA, for his commitment to our schools and our young people, having allocated £42 million of funding to ease the pressures of the pandemic.
This money will be used by schools for substitute teacher costs, wellbeing initiatives for pupils, PPE and home to school transport.