Commenting on Gavin Williamson's COVID press briefing this evening, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:
"The National Education Union was pleased to hear the Secretary of State restate that a wider opening of schools on June 1st is conditional on the Government passing certain tests, and pleased to hear Mr Williamson say that the Government will be closely monitoring the impact of this weeks loosening on the R rate and the overall case count, before deciding to take further measures.
The National Education Union’s 5 Tests: https://neu.org.uk/press-releases/5-tests-government-before-schools-can-re-open
The BMA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBMA/status/1261281483106508801
“We’ve written to @NEUnion to offer our support to teachers and education professionals who are urging caution over plans to reopen schools before there is clear evidence to support the safety of such a move.”
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