Coronavirus: Cancelled trips may cost schools millions

According to TES, schools could lose millions of pounds on cancelled trips abroad due to the coronavirus outbreak, heads have warned.

There could be “serious financial implications” for schools forced to cancel trips during the Easter holidays, as insurers are likely to refuse payouts unless the government advises against travel to specific countries or regions, according to the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL).

If this cost was reflected across all 3,448 state-funded secondary schools in England, it would amount to £138 million.

Mr Barton added: “We are picking up concerns from school leaders about the potential for financial losses in the event of them having to cancel planned trips abroad during the Easter holidays.

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