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The holidays came early for many children today as schools were forced to close to prevent the spread of the virus.
The closure is, at this stage, indefinite.
And it won’t affect the children of key workers who will still be able to attend.
But the closures pose a challenge for parents and carers – how to ensure children continue to learn?
Anja Popp has been to meet a family who began the home-schooling journey this week.