Will schools remain open during the six-week lockdown?

Frustration is mounting among school staff over testing and tracing delays

Maintaining low levels of infection in schools will depend on how well the wider community does in holding off a broader spread in the population. Photograph: iStock

Maintaining low levels of infection in schools will depend on how well the wider community does in holding off a broader spread in the population. Photograph: iStock

Not so long ago there were siren voices warning that schools could become vectors of coronavirus infection when they reopened.

But, two months on, latest official data paints an encouraging picture: schools are significantly safer places than the wider community.

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