Could primary schools reopen prior to Easter? Minister hails motivating information as health officials state there is a strong case for permitting the youngest students to go back to class before AprilVaccine Supply Minister Nadhim Zahawi spoke with broadcasters this morningPublic Health England stated there was a strong case for resuming primariesZahawi: When schools can be safely reopened, it will be the first thing we do By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline and Jason Groves, Political Editor For The Daily Mail Published: 07:21 EST, 26 January 2021
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Updated: 08:35 EST, 26 January 2021 Primary school students might return to class prior to Easter in an increase for under-pressure households, a minister hinted today as medical experts recommended it was safe.Vaccine Supply Minister Nadhim Zahawi said research studies about infection rates at primary schools had been encouraging. He spoke after a Public Health England specialist said there was a strong case for permitting primary-aged kids to restart lessons at school, since of the low risk of spreading the infection.Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is anticipated to validate this week that hopes of a full return immediately after the half-term break next month have actually been abandoned.Ministers have hinted that the reopening of schools might be postponed till after Easter – or even till May – prompting fury from lots of Conservative MPs.Boris Johnson ducked concerns about the concern the other day. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is anticipated to verify this week that hopes of a full return right away after the half-term break next month have actually been abandoned.Labour shadow schools minister Wes Streeting questioned whether schools were being prioritised by the Government, telling BBC Radio 4s Today: The Prime Minister stated the other day that he was looking at and hoping to reduce limitations from mid-February but then later the exact same day Downing Street was stating that schools may not resume till Easter.