The Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced Queensland schools will be open for term two for vulnerable students and children of essential workers.
Palaszczuk said while this was another very difficult decision it was the right one for Queensland while continuing to slow the spread of COVID-19.
“What this means is that from the start of Term 2, all students who can learn from home are to stay at home,” the Premier said.
“This decision provides mums and dads with the clarity they need ahead of the new school term.
“It also gives certainty for our hard-working teachers who will be continuing to deliver lessons in a way they might never have imagined.”
Ms Palaszczuk said the move to the home-based learning model would start at the scheduled commencement of Term 2 on Monday 20 April and be in place until at least Friday 22 May.
Read the Premier’s official media statement.