“The coronavirus could be with us for a year or more” so children cannot continue to stay out of school for “months and months” longer, says Education Secretary Gavin Williamson.
But he told BBC Breakfast he recognised there would be “initial nervousness” among parents about children returning.
Teachers’ unions have warned it is not safe to open England’s primary schools on 1 June.
On Sunday, Boris Johnson accepted some schools would not be ready to open.
The education secretary said the first steps for returning to school had to begin.
“We cannot be in a situation where we go for months and months where children are missing out on education,” said Mr Williamson.
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