Posted on Thursday 10th Sep 2020
Boris Johnson reveals that 89% of pupils have returned to school since classrooms opened for the autumn term
Prime minister Boris Johnson said that around 89 per cent of pupils have returned to school this month and claimed this was a sign of “confidence in action” among parents and pupils.
During a press conference today to announce new Covid-19 restrictions on numbers of people gathering, he also said that schools would only ever close again as “a last resort.”
The chief medical officer Chris Whitty said that at present the number of cases of Covid-19 among school-aged children was low but that if it increased, the policy might need to be reviewed.
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