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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