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Education Minister Peter Weir announced that the scheduled return of schools next Monday would be delayed for a week (Liam McBurney/PA)

Education Minister Peter Weir announced that the scheduled return of schools next Monday would be delayed for a week (Liam McBurney/PA)

More time at home: Chris Crooks with his sons Jackson (front) and Carter

More time at home: Chris Crooks with his sons Jackson (front) and Carter

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Education Minister Peter Weir announced that the scheduled return of schools next Monday would be delayed for a week (Liam McBurney/PA)

A principal in Magherafelt has said more care is needed to protect the lives of children and staff after a last-minute decision to delay a return to school.

Mary O'Kane, head teacher at St Brigid's Primary School, Mayogall made the comments as Education Minister Peter Weir announced a U-turn on plans to reopen schools on January 4 due to soaring Covid-19 rates.


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