Parents will have to educate their children on their own
The government has not yet decided on the exact date of the opening of schools in England, writes The Guardian. However, a speech by Health Secretary Matt Hancock suggests that schoolchildren will not return to their desks even after Easter break.
“Of course, I hope that the schools will open after Easter and the vaccination program will allow us to do this. But first, we must make sure that the disease has subsided. “Hancock said on the Andrew Marr Show. According to the government, the spread of the infection is slowing down, but it is too early to talk about the passage of the peak incidence.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson promised that schools will be notified at least two weeks prior to opening so they can prepare for the educational process. The return of schoolchildren to their desks will take place in stages. The UK Department of Education promises to prepare a plan to resume training in the near future.
Education Committee Chairman Robert Halfon proposed to urgently vaccinate teachers and school staff. “Parents take the days at their own expense to look after the children. Homeschooling is not an easy task, especially with children of primary school age “Halfon added. According to the latest government figures, 6.3 million people in the UK have already received their first dose of the vaccine; most of them are people over 70 years old.