“All schools in England are going back from 8 March, the prime minister has confirmed, with schools able to decide a phased return during that week.” There are plans for mass Covid testing to take place for secondary school pupils and attendance to school will be compulory.
Wales are taking a phased approach with 3-7 year olds returning this week, there’s hope that year 11 and 13 pupils will return on 15th March along with other primary school children. There’s a view for other secondary school pupils to return after Easter.
Younger pupils have returned to the classroom in Scotland with a limited part-time return for senior secondary pupils as they also plan a phased return. A wider reopening is still being decided upon. For now, other students will continue to learn from home and are unlikely to return until at least March 15th.
It seems there’s still more to be heard for the plans in Northern Ireland but so far there are plans for children in years 1-3 and potentially those in pre-school to return on 8th March. Other pupils are not expected to return before the Easter break at the start of April.
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