Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a partial resumption of schools from next week, with kindergarten, prep, year 1 and years 11 and 12 to return to school on May 11.

Ms Palaszczuk said the State Government would reassess the situation on May 15 and that, if everything went to plan, all students would return to classrooms from May 25.

The Premier said the plan was subject to change if there was an increase in coronavirus cases, or any new cases of community transmission or localised outbreaks.

State Education Minister Grace Grace said it was essential for anyone who was unwell to stay away from schools.

Ms Grace said increased cleaning would be undertaken at schools, and protocols around social distancing would remain in place.

"If low transmission rates continue, students from years 2 to 10 will be able return from May 25," Ms Grace said.
She said the reopening would be subject to an ongoing ban on large school gatherings such as assemblies or excursions.