Primary schools in England will begin re-admitting some pupils this week, despite warnings from teaching unions that it’s happening too soon.
Parents of nursery, reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils will be able to choose whether to send their children back to school. During lockdown they’ve only been open to vulnerable children and those of key workers. School governors have told the BBC that some schools will only reopen part-time.
Outdoor markets and car showrooms will also be allowed to reopen in England tomorrow, with safety measures in place, as the restrictions on non-essential retailers start to be eased. All other shops classed as non-essential are preparing to open from June the 15th.
Some scientists have said they’re concerned that the lockdown is being lifted too soon and there could be a second serious wave of coronavirus infections.
Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reports from Education Editor Branwen Jeffreys and Business Correspondent Katy Austin.
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