PARENTS are being reminded of when schools will reopen after the half-term break while the ‘fire break’ lockdown is still in place.

Primary and secondary schools shut on Friday, October 23 as the Welsh Government’s national lockdown came into force for 17 days.

It means that primary and special schools, as well as years seven and eight at secondary schools, will reopen the week starting on Monday, November 2.

Secondary school pupils will learn from home during that week, with pupils only allowed to go into school to sit an exam.

All schools are due to fully re-open as normal on Monday, 9 November.

Cllr Huw Hilditch-Roberts, cabinet member for children, education and public engagement, said: "We would like to thank parents and guardians for their continued support.

“We recognise that the fire break or circuit breaker being implemented by Welsh Government may cause concerns and practical difficulties and people have already made big sacrifices during the previous lockdown.

“However, it’s essential that we all play our part in trying to stop the increase in cases in Denbighshire. That is down every one of us in Denbighshire communities working together.

“We will be issuing messages on social media during half term to remind parents and guardians of the arrangements for the following week and when we expect pupils to attend. This will be supported by communications messages from individual schools.

"School children up to and including year eight will be returning after the half term. Other pupils from year nine onwards will work remotely from home and will receive work packages that will be arranged through their school."