Coleg Cambria has delayed their return to teaching in the new year over Omicron fears.

The college has announced that all sites will be closed on Tuesday, January 4 to pupils, to allow to take stock of guidance ahead of a return to learning on Wednesday, January 5.

All transport has been cancelled for the Tuesday and updates will be provided to learners, parents and employers on the 4th on social media and the college's website.

A spokesperson said: "In light of the continuously changing picture in Wales and the UK following the emergence of the new Covid-19 Omicron variant and, giving consideration to statutory guidance changes that may take place while the college is closed for Christmas, we wanted to make you aware of a date change we have put in place at all Cambria sites for January 2022.

"Updates for learners, parents and employers will be provided on January 4th and will take effect from January 5th onwards.

"During the Christmas break we would urge learners to adhere to Government guidance and do all they can to stay safe for their own benefit and for the benefit of their loved ones.

"In preparation for returning to college in January we ask that all learners test three times a week using LFDs in the week before returning to college and to then continue testing regularly each week after the start of term in January.

"We hope that all learners and their families enjoy a happy festive period and we look forward to working with you in 2022.

"The safety and well-being of our students and staff is our number one priority and, as an organisation, we are doing all we can to ensure that our sites are safe places to work and learn."

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