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8 Mar 2021

Children in England return to school as part of roadmap out of lockdown

Home Affairs Correspondent

The Prime Minister has said an increased risk of viral transmission is “inevitable” as millions of children started to return to school in England.

Some children were allowed back to primary schools in Northern Ireland today too, after they started returning in Scotland and Wales last month.

Boris Johnson praised what he said was the “astonishing” work of teachers in setting up viral testing in secondary schools where pupils will also have to wear masks.