The New South Wales government has confirmed that all school students will be welcomed back in classrooms from next Monday.
Just two new cases of the virus were confirmed overnight, as a result of over 5,000 tests.
It was widely speculated that the government would allow all students to return from next week, with strict health and safety measures in place.
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Premier Gladys Berejiklian has confirmed that this morning, and thanked everyone for their patience over the past couple of months.
Schools will have the individual power of taking further steps, if there’s a coronavirus outbreak in the local community, or if a student becomes infected.
The Premier says we can’t afford to wait until there’s a vaccine for the virus to start getting back to normal, and that schools state-wide have been made COVIDSafe for this reason.