Queensland schools will be “student-free” from Monday next week, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced.
Children whose parents work in essential services will still be allowed to attend.
“It’s not just our health workers, it’s not just our emergency services workers, it’s not just our police workers, it actually involves anyone who’s in our workforce including people who stack shelves at Woolies and work in a whole [range of] different industries that their students will still be allowed to go to school,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
The Premier said the timing would will give teachers a chance to prepare learning materials and get training in online teaching.
More to come.