Schools remain closed until August 10 under the latest statutory instrument extending the
original closure for another two weeks that was gazetted at the end of last week.
SI210 of 2021 simply confirms under the public health regulations the announcement made last week that schools will remain closed until the government says otherwise.
Government has made it clear that while schools and parents must prepare for the reopening, this will only happen when the risk to children is significantly lower.
The third wave is retreating slowly, but infection rates are still at historically very high
The statutory instrument was the 31st amendment to the consolidated lockdown
regulations issued in October last year and basically just moved forward the earliest
possible legal reopening date from July 27 to August 10.