Posted on Monday 22nd Jun 2020
All pupils in all year groups in England will go back to school full-time in September, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.
At the daily coronavirus briefing, he said the government was "signed up... to bring every child back, in every year group, in every school".
Guidance on safety measures will be published in the next fortnight.
It comes after the prime minister announced a £1bn fund to help England’s pupils catch up with learning.
Mr Williamson also said class size limits - or "bubbles" - imposed to curb the spread of the virus could be increased to allow every child to return to school.
Under current rules imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, class sizes are limited to a maximum of 15 pupils, but the education secretary said ministers were looking at "expanding those bubbles to include the whole class".
Class sizes vary in England, but this could be around 30 pupils.
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