Re-opening Jersey's schools would not - in medical terms - be a cause for concern, according to the deputy medical officer of health.
Dr Ivan Muscat was speaking after Jersey's education minister announced the island's schools would not re-open until at least 8 June - eight days later than previously suggested.
Dr Muscat said evidence from many countries showed children were not super-spreaders of the virus, and closing schools did not have an effect on the island's R number, which rates the virus's ability to spread within the community.
He said his advice - which had been provided to ministers - was based on what he described as the very low number of cases currently in Jersey.
But Dr Muscat accepted there were a number of practical issues to be ironed out before classes could resume.
He also confirmed officials were drawing up plans to offer school children antibody testing, to see if they had been exposed to the virus.