Parents need clear advice ahead of exam season, as it is likely to overlap with the predicted peak in UK coronavirus cases, head teachers say.
The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) says its members are facing questions from anxious families.
The Department for Education in England is advising all schools to stay open and says its coronavirus helpline for education staff is offering advice.
Exam regulators are urging schools to prepare for public exams as normal.
GCSE exams start in the second week of May and run until mid-June.
The government has said no widespread school closures are imminent in England, although individual schools may be advised to shut by Public Health England if needed.
It comes as around 1,000 head teachers meet in Birmingham on Friday for ASCL’s annual conference, where contingency plans…
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