Sadtu in KwaZulu-Natal says teachers are anxious as public schools reopen next Monday.
The union says there’s still a shortage of teachers in the province.
More than 800 teachers have died in the province from COVID-19.
Parents are also sharing their fears about sending children back to school amid the second coronavirus wave.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is set to give a briefing on Sunday on the state of readiness to reopen public schools.