The Western Cape Education Department says it’s ready to welcome more grades on Monday morning.

The grades that are expected to go back to school include Grades R , 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10 and 11.

In July, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the closure of public schools, due to Covid-19 surge.

The school calendar for 2020 will be concluded by mid-December.

The department confirmed other grades have already returned in other areas.

Spokesperson Kerry Mauchline, say they don’t expect all learners to be back at the same time.

” Not all learners in all grades will necessarily be at school at the same time in order to maintain the required 1.5m physical distance between learners. Schools have submitted temporary revised education plans on how to manage this, and each school is implementing a unique plan. Some of the models chosen by schools have included having grades at schools on alternative weeks, on alternative days, in shifts or using blended learning”.

Mauchline added they hope that schooling will not be disrupted.