Coronavirus school closures: why some UK schools have closed – and what the latest advice and future plans say

According to iNews, at a Cobra meeting on Monday the government underlined its determination to keep schools open despite the spread of the novel coronavirus Covid-19.

School closures do remain a possibility, however, according to contingency plans laid out by the government earlier this month, should the number of confirmed cases surge in any part of the UK.

Several schools across the UK have already closed as a precautionary measure after pupils or staff were tested positive for coronavirus.

So far, schools have closed for anywhere between two days and two weeks as investigations into whom an infected person may have come into contact with are carried out. Affected schools are also typically subject to deep cleans in the event of a potential outbreak.

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  1. Kat

    Please close all schools now to cut down on illness and deaths in the country. We can continue to teach all our students and mark their work via the internet and vles. Other large gatherings are to be avoided yet teachers and children are exposed day in day out to large gatherings. Yet we have vulnerable family members at home and many teachers and students have unseen underlying health problems too and should be allowed to study and work from home.

  2. Yes, because all those doctors and nurses who could not go to work as they had to stay at home to look after their children could do nothing but cut down on illness and deaths in this country. I wonder why no-one else thought of this brilliant idea.

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