Schools urged to make contingency plans for local lockdowns

The government has urged schools to have contingency plans in place to prepare for further outbreaks of coronavirus as a row over the full reopening of settings next month deepens. Earlier this week Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said a not yet published study by Public Health England “makes it clear there is little evidence that the virus is transmitted at school”. Boris Johnson added that it was a “moral duty” to ensure all pupils returned to school in September.

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