Reopening schools in September is an “absolute priority” for the government and it will be safe, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has said.
It comes after teaching unions called for clarity amid a rise in the number of coronavirus cases and the decision to pause lockdown easing in England.
“We have to get children back to school in September,” said Mr Jenrick.
Schools are due to open in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to all pupils at the start of next term.
They closed in March, except to the children of key workers, but some reopened to certain year groups before the summer holiday.
However, unions have raised questions over the plans to reopen schools, after England’s chief medical officer…
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