The government has again been warned it must have a plan B in place for September school reopenings incase a second national shutdown is needed, a head’s union has said.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at a coronavirus briefing today that welcoming all pupils back to school from the start of the Autumn term should be a “national priority”.
He was holding the press conference after it was announced last night that restrictions were tightening again in parts of the North West.
The further easing of restrictions in England has also been postponed for at least two weeks.
Johnson said that new Office for National Statistics data shows the prevalence of the virus within the community in England is likely to be rising for the first time since May.
Around 1 in 1,500 now have the virus compared to 1 in 1,800 on July 15 and 1 in 2,000…