Ministries of Health and Education Meet on the Reopening of Schools

Port of Spain, January 21st, 2021 – The Minister of Health, the Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh, the Minister of Education, Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, and senior representatives from both Ministries met today, Thursday 21st January, 2021, to further discussions on the reopening of schools in the face of the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Avery Hinds, Technical Director, Epidemiology Division at the Ministry of Health, provided an update on COVID-19 status for Trinidad and Tobago, which helped to provide a context for the meeting.  

At the centre of the discussion was the proposal submitted by the Ministry of Education to guide the re-opening of schools. The Honourable Ministers and representatives from both Ministries highlighted key elements of the proposal which required additional attention. It was decided that a smaller working group of senior technical officers from both Ministries would continue to collaborate on the details of the plan for the re-opening of schools.

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