CORONAVIRUS: An update regarding the re-opening of schools in Hartlepool

Published Friday, 15th May 2020

On Sunday, Boris Johnson outlined plans for the partial re-opening of schools for pupils in nursery, reception, Year 1 and Year 6.

Given that Coronavirus cases locally continue to rise, Hartlepool Borough Council has been working with schools and we have agreed they will not reopen on Monday 1 June.

Whilst we recognise the importance of schools reopening, we want to be absolutely clear that we will be taking a measured and cautious approach to this.

We continue to work with schools to put in place appropriate measure to help keep children and staff safe when a phased reopening is possible.

Schools remain open to vulnerable children and children who have a parent who is a key worker.