Schools in England WON’T reopen after half-term, with March 8 provisional date of return
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Schools in England will not reopen before March 8, Boris Johnson has announced as he dashed hopes of children returning after half-term.
The Prime Minister revealed on Wednesday that schools will not start reopening after the February break as previously hoped.
It comes after Tory backbenchers and Labour MPs called for clarity over the return to school and raised serious concerns about the impact closures were having on children’s mental health.
In a statement to the Commons, the PM said: “If we achieve our target of vaccinating everyone in the four most vulnerable groups with their first dose by February 15, and every passing day sees more progress towards that goal, then those groups (will) have developed immunity from the virus about three-weeks later, that is by March 8.”