Education Minister, Fayval Williams, says the government is prepared to respond if the rate of Covid-19 infections prevent the resumption of face-to-face classes in September.

Last month Prime Minister Andrew Holness reduced the curfew hours and announced a phased reopening of the entertainment sector.

At the time, the Prime Minister warned that failure to adhere to protocols could affect the return of face-to-face learning in September in accordance with the government’s plans.

With the number of Covid infections increasing and the positivity rate hitting 16-percent on Tuesday, some are worried that plan is in jeopardy.

Stevian Simmonds reports.


Minister Williams notes the rate of Covid infections could prevent a resumption of face-to-face classes come September.

It’s why Minister Williams says the government is still working on securing devices for students and improving Internet connection.

The Education Minister also told Parliament, that schools with full student cohorts, will have to rotate them on particular days.

She says the government is confident it will be prepared to manage despite what environment exists come September.