Education Secretary Warns Of ‘Enormous Battle’ To Open Schools

UK Education Secretary warns it will be an ‘enormous battle’ to keep secondary schools open in the New Year

The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has warned the powers-that-be that Britain faces an “enormous battle” to keep secondary schools open in January, ahead of crunch talks on Monday, December 28. The government has already announced plans to return pupils in a staggered fashion, but experts fear this may not be enough in light of the new Covid variant sweeping across the country.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to rule-out the possibility that schools may have to remain closed, saying that “everything is under review.”

Meanwhile, a new study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has suggested that the new Covid strain is likely to “infect more children,” and that cases are “unlikely” to go down if schools reopen.

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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.

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