School holidays Sunderland 2021: When schools go back after lockdown and Easter and Summer holiday dates
The Prime Minister has announced that schools in England will reopen to pupils on March 8 as he sets out a road map for how lockdown restrictions will be eased.
According to the plans, pupils in all years will go back to the classroom from March 8, with outdoor after-school sports and activities also allowed to restart.
The summer holidays also look promising for families to go on holiday abroad, following Boris Johnson’s confirmation that foreign holidays could be permitted from May 17.
Here’s when the school holidays begin in Sunderland and families may be permitted to do.
When are the school Easter holidays in Sunderland?
The Easter holidays will be from Monday, March 29 to Friday, April 9.
Some schools, such as academies, free schools, foundation schools and faith schools, set their own term dates - so it is useful to contact your child’s individual school directly if you’re unsure.
What will families be allowed to do at Easter?
From March 8, socialising in parks and public spaces with one other person will be allowed which means that people can sit down for a drink or picnic.
When the school Easter holidays begin on March 29, people are ‘no longer legally required to stay at home’ and larger groups will be allowed to gather in parks or gardens.
The “rule of six” will return, along with new measures allowing two households totalling more than six people to meet – giving greater flexibility for families and friends.
Outdoor sports facilities will reopen, including outdoor swimming pools and golf courses.
When are the summer school holidays in 2021?
Summer half term will begin on Tuesday, June 1 and last until Friday, June 4.
The six-week summer holidays will officially begin on Monday, July 19 until Tuesday, August 31.
Can families go on holiday during the summer?
Boris Johnson said on Monday that a Government taskforce will produce a report by April 12 recommending how international trips can resume for people in England.
This means that foreign holidays could be permitted from May 17.
In the hours after the announcement, easyJet said bookings by UK customers for the summer season were more than four times higher compared with the same period during the previous week.
The most popular destinations for this summer are beach resorts including Malaga, Alicante and Palma in Spain, Faro in Portugal and the Greek island of Crete.
August is the most booked month, followed by July and September.
What restrictions will be in place in the summer holidays?The Government hopes that from June 21 all restrictions and legal limits on social contact will be removed.
Restrictions on weddings and funerals should also be abolished.
Large events such as theatre performances and sporting events will be allowed.
Pubs and restaurants can reopen indoors and indoor exercise classes can resume.