When will schools reopen?

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When will schools reopen?

Schools across the UK remain closed to most pupils, and are offering remote learning instead. Pupils in England will not return before the February half term.

The children of key workers, and vulnerable children can still go to school each day. This includes those without access to a laptop at home, or a quiet place to study.

With A-levels, AS levels and GCSE exams cancelled it is becoming more alarming that children are missing out on their education, but when will schools reopen?

Boris Johnson said the government would be “looking at the potential of relaxing some measures” before mid-February, with Downing Street clarifying that this meant looking at the data to decide “what we may or may not be able to ease from 15 February onwards”.

NHS winter strain

It is now believed the majority of pupils will not return until at least Easter

Despite previous government aspirations that schools could begin to allow pupils to return from February half-term.

A further 592 people have died in the UK within 28 days of a positive Covid test and another 22,195 cases have been recorded, according to Monday’s government figures.

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