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Pre-Christmas school Covid measures are adequate says minister

Schools returned yesterday

The education minister has been challenged in Tynwald as to why new Covid-19 measures weren't brought in over the Christmas period.

School children returned to the classrooms yesterday (4 January).

Julie Edge was questioned at a special sitting of the court where members unanimously passed the latest Coronavirus regulations.

She told the court the court advice from the director of public health was that pre-Christmas measures were adequate.

It followed Arbory, Castletown and Malew MHK Tim Glover highlighting the significant rise in cases due to Omicron:

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