Coronavirus: Schools will not close on Wednesday, says Education Minister Peter Weir

Schools in the North will not close on Wednesday, the Education Minister Peter Weir has said.
Peter Weir.Peter Weir.
Peter Weir.

"For avoidance of doubt and to provide clarity, despite some ill informed rumours, there are no plan to close schools with effect from Wednesday, and when general closures are needed to be brought in sufficient notice will be given," he said.

Mr. Weir said the Department of Education was continuing to work on the preparations for education moving ahead.

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He said the department was aiming to give more public health advice to schools on Monday.

"In this critical time let us all keep calm heads to help save lives and try to move forward together," he stated.