The question of whether or not learners ought to return to school despite the continuing rise in Covid-19 infections in South Africa, or if they do return when this should happen and under what conditions has become a vexed and emotive issue.

Section27s Faranaaz Veriava and Equal Education Law Centre‘s Nurina Ally stress the need for publicly available plans and information so that the public can understand and scrutinize decisions impacting on children’s right to basic education.