TTUTA President Antonia Tekah-De Freitas says further talks are needed with the Ministry of Education in light of recent statements by the Prime Minister.
On Saturday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley called for people to continue to curtail their movements and interactions for the next 14 days.
However teachers are expected to take responsibility for delivery of the curriculum to students via remote methods using hybrid (blended) learning options.
Teachers were expected to report to their respective schools starting September 1st, to use the resources and to be on hand to deliver packages to those parents of students without devices.
But, TTUTA is now advocating that persons not go on to school compounds.
Tekah-De Freitas said any planning and engagement activities would now have to take place virtually.
In reference to the students who continue to be without online access, which is estimated to be 65,000, she indicated that the final figure might be much higher as there were 225,000 students registered across the ECCE, Primary and Secondary levels and said the challenge remains reaching those without devices and connectivity.
She said questions had also arisen as to how the provision of printed material was to be done and who would be absorbing the associated costs.
Tekah-De Freitas also noted that “While we cannot overlook how much more important the role of the parents are now, we can’t forget that educators are also parents themselves.”