IN FULL: Queensland records 18,000 cases of COVID and delays the start of the school year | ABC News

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced changes to the return to school date for the state’s Primary and High school students.

She says the state has recorded 18,000 new COVID-19 infections with projections Queensland will reach the Omicron peak in the last week in January.

She says it is not desirable to have children back at the peak of this wave and has moved the school year from Monday 24th January to Monday 7th February.

However year 11and 12 will students start remote learning from Monday 31st January.

There will be an increase to the school year with students not finishing on Friday 9th December but instead on Friday 16th December.


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