The Education Bureau (EDB) announced today that it will suspend face-to-face classes for all students in kindergartens and Years 1- 3 for two weeks, starting Monday 23 November 2020. At the end of this closure period, the government will assess the situation and
determine when classes can resume.
This decision was taken in response to a serious spike in locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and the continuing Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTIs) outbreak at the lower primary sector.
Statistics show that younger children are more susceptible to URTIs and nearly 70% of the URTI outbreak has been amongst young children (Year 3 and below). Unfortunately this outbreak is increasing rapidly, hence the need for immediate action.
The EDB will continue to monitor the situation on whether there is the need to further extend suspension of classes.
During this time, we will continue online learning for all students impacted by the closure. We have been planning home learning resource packs and we hope to have these ready for collection at the end of next week.
We fully appreciate that this is not the situation that any of us had hoped for, especially as some of our schools are resuming full-day teaching on campus over the next few weeks.
However, we must comply with the decision made by the EDB and will do everything we can to ensure continuity of learning during this challenging time.