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Parents urged not to travel away during half-term

Children could miss classes if subject to isolation

Parents are being urged not to travel off-Island with their children during the upcoming half-term break.

Schools will close for a week at the end of October.

Government is warning kids could miss classes if they're subject to two weeks self-isolation when they return.

Education Minister Dr Alex Allinson said: ‘I know many people may want to get away and see family and friends, but our advice is to avoid travelling off-island where possible'.

‘This year has been very disruptive for our young people and their teachers and it is important that their education is not further affected'.

‘Unfortunately the health situation in England, particularly in the North West, is unstable at the moment and I strongly advise parents and guardians to continue to enjoy what is on our door step this half-term.’

Manx schools aren't currently able to provide remote learning to children in isolation.

Direct trips to Guernsey don't require the same precautions.

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