Ministers won't commit to reopening schools in England after Easter holidays

Stubbornly high Covid infection rate means no end in sight for home schooling for most pupils

The government has refused to commit to schools being open even after the Easter holidays, raising the prospect that parents will have many more weeks of homeschooling before even a phased return of most pupils to the classroom in England.

A senior government source cautioned that although the data was starting to show signs of a slowing of infections, rates were not falling nearly as sharply as had been expected. The source said the picture had become “more pessimistic” over the past week about the government’s ability to ease any measures in the short term.

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Source: The Guardian Politics, Ministers won’t commit to reopening schools in England after Easter holidays