Covid-19: Call for all schools to stay shut amid U-turn ‘chaos’
All schools in England should shut for two weeks after the Christmas break due to a surge in coronavirus, the UK’s biggest teaching union has said.
The NEU’s call came after Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said that all London primaries would remain shut on Monday, rather than only those in some boroughs.
He said the closures were a last resort in the face of a fast-moving situation.
Labour said the move had caused stress for pupils, teachers and parents.