1500 teachers get COVID vaccine

About 1 500 teachers received the COVID-19 vaccine and more than half of that amount are scheduled to get the jab on Friday.

And this is one more step in safely reopening schools, while minimising risks to everyone in that environment, said Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw.

She was speaking on Thursday evening during a Ministerial Statement on Education and a media conference in which she announced school would start on a phased basis on April 20, 2021.

Bradshaw said after vaccinations were offered to frontline workers, the invitation was extended to teachers, ancillary staff, principals, Ministry of Education officials and safety monitors.