Is it safe for children and teachers to go back to school? Take part in our poll

Gavin Williamson wants some pupils to return to school on June 1.

Gavin Williamson wants some pupils to return to school on June 1. - Credit: Archant

Teachers’ unions and the Government’s scientific advisers are still at loggerheads as to whether it is safe to reopen schools in England, but we want to know what you think.

Whether you are a parent, teacher or teaching staff or have a strong view either way, take part in our poll.

The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has said he wants primary schools to begin opening from June 1.

But the National Education Union’s Kevin Courtney wants parents and teachers to be “absolutely clear” about the “level of safety”.

Ahead of a meeting with the chief scientific adviser, chief medical officer and chief nursing officer, Mr Courtney told the BBC: “We want to hear what the science is. We want to know how much children transmit to one another and to adults.”


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