During his address to the nation yesterday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster to deal with the spread of the Coronavirus in South Africa.
As a result, all schools in South Africa will close on Wednesday, 18 March, until after the Easter Weekend with a week lobbed off the mid-year break.
To clarify, this means that Term 1 will conclude at the end of the school day on Wednesday, 18 March at 13:30. As the 2020 Easter Weekend falls on Friday, 10 April to Monday, 13 April, it is expected at this time that the school will reopen on Tuesday, 14 April.
The Union Schools will endeavour to keep the school community informed of all developments in this regard as well as to how this will affect all planned school activities.