“The Welsh Government’s testing and tracing program has only just begun, and we have limited evidence on how the virus transmits in our communities. Many parents and children will not be confident it is safe to return to schools. This is a rash decision.
Arguing that schools should remain closed throughout June and July with a phased re-opening only if it safe to do so in mid-August, she added: “Refining and ramping up remote learning remains crucial to the plans for the phased re-opening of schools and ensuring that schools remain engaged with every pupil, so that no child is left behind. If we get distance learning right, then this allows us to continue educating our children in the safety of their home, even if we face another lockdown in winter.”
“It is important therefore that the Welsh Government dots the I’s and cross the T’s in how many adults in the schools hubs have been tested and with what results. We also need to be informed if there are plans for testing asymptomatic adults in schools.
“Huge questions remain, and they need to be addressed swiftly.
To be fair to Kirsty Williams she is to be "dammed if she does and dammed if she doesn't" , and the opposition parties have the luxary of actting in this way.
But I think Ms Williams is probraly in error and should have emphasised that this is not so much a case of reopening Schools but reopening the Education process and is a means of finding out how oupils have used their time under lockdown and how it can be enhanced in the period before Schools reopen in some form of normalit and recognise that September is a target that might not be met.