School students across Queensland will be back in the classroom by the end of May, the premier has announced.

Kindergarten, prep, years 1, 11 and 12 will go back to school from May 11, with a decision about further returns to be ruled on by May 15.

However, schools are expected to be fully operational from May 25 if the number of new COVID-19 diagnoses remains low, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said on Monday.

“I understand that it’s been a lot of stress on everybody,” she said.

“We know that there may be some hiccups along the way but this is a measured and responsible plan that we’re taking to the Queensland community.”

Any rise in cases between now and then would see plans change.

“Hopefully we’ll have all of our schools back and hopefully it will be without incident,” Ms Palaszczuk added.


“If there is an outbreak or if there’s community transmission then our plans may change, I have to be honest about that.”

Three more people were diagnosed with the virus overnight after recently returning from overseas.



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