Families will be looking forward to spending quality time together this festive season after last year’s festivities were cancelled due to the increase of Covid-19 cases and further last minute restrictions.
The end of the autumn school term is fast approaching, but with all the events and chaos of Christmas it can be hard to keep up with dates.
The Christmas holidays usually last around two weeks across the whole of the UK, however dates often vary from council areas.
Most schools in Manchester are expected to break up for Christmas on Friday 17 December 2021
The return date for schools is Tuesday 4 January, 2022.
Could the dates change?
With reports of potential further Covid-19 restrictions making a return in light of the Omicron variant, there have been concerns these may change.
Face masks were brought back into schools, public transports and shops last month in light of the Omicron variant.
However, government officials have so far ruled out closing schools early ahead of Christmas.
The PM’s spokesperson stated that the Government will not close schools unless it has ‘absolutely no choice’ but to shut them down.
Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi reiterated this sentiment in a statement.
He promised to “continue to prioritise children’s and young people’s education and wellbeing, making sure education and childcare settings are as safe as possible and children continue to benefit from classroom teaching”.
- You can find further information regarding school holidays by putting your postcode into the government website.