It is “vitally important” children go back to school, with the life chances of a generation at stake, Boris Johnson has said in a message to parents.
As the autumn term begins in Northern Ireland, the prime minister said the risk of contracting coronavirus at schools across the UK was “very small”.
He said missing any more school was “far more damaging” for children.
Meanwhile No 10 said it has “no plans” to follow Scotland in reviewing rules on wearing face coverings at school.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the move was in response to the World Health Organization (WHO) issuing guidance saying children over the age of 12 should wear masks.
But a Downing Street spokesman said no such review was…
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