This means that the British government has chosen a different approach in England than the governments of Scotland and Wales, where return to school began as early as Monday but is taking place in stages and so far only the youngest grades have resumed full-time education.
Late Monday afternoon, Boris Johnson will present a plan to lift the coronavirus restrictions to the House of Commons, which he has stressed several times in recent days – will be cautious and gradual.
On Monday morning, Zahawi said in interviews with British media that all schools in England will return to full-time education from March 8, and said that from the same day two people from different households will be able to meet in the open air.
Currently, only the children of key employees go to schools, and people from different households can meet only if they form the so-called support bubble. The next step in easing the restrictions will be to restore outdoor meeting opportunities for larger groups – up to six people or two households, and to open up outdoor sports facilities such as tennis courts and golf courses. Both are to take place on March 29.
In Scotland, as previously announced, on Monday, grades 1-3 of primary school students have returned to school, as well as a small number of secondary school students who need hands-on practice due to examinations. The dates for the next stages have yet to be announced, but the Scottish government has announced that this should not be expected until March 15th. In Wales, on Monday, children from kindergartens and students of grades 1-2 of primary schools returned to full-time education. The next stage is also expected on March 15. Northern Ireland authorities have yet to give the dates but have announced that distance learning will last at least until March 5.
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