Burt: No plan to reopen schools on Monday

  • David Burt, the Premier (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    David Burt, the Premier (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)


Schools will not reopen on Monday, despite plans to lighten restrictions.

David Burt, the Premier, said on Twitter last night that the Cabinet had approved a “phased reopening plan”, which will be detailed tonight.

But he added: “There is no plan to fully reopen all Government offices or schools on Monday.”

A press conference on the subject is expected to be held later today.

The comments came after staff at the Public Transportation Department received a memo that said Government offices would reopen on Monday.

The notice from Jonelle Christopher, acting director of the department, added: “The process of resuming public bus service will be determined once we have a clear understanding of the demand, ie, if school service shall resume and the amount and type of businesses allowed to reopen.

“We will work to appropriately prepare the fleet and suitably equip the bus operations team with what they need to safely transport the general public.”

Mr Burt had previously said he had no intention to extend the shelter in place regulations, which are scheduled to end at 6am on Saturday after four weeks.

The Premier however said that the island would not return to the way it was before Covid-19 “for the foreseeable future”.

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Published Apr 29, 2020 at 1:42 pm (Updated Apr 29, 2020 at 1:42 pm)

Burt: No plan to reopen schools on Monday

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