Education Settings: Wider Opening

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:46 pm on 9th June 2020.

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Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson The Secretary of State for Education 1:46 pm, 9th June 2020

That is why, as I stated earlier, we want to work with local authorities that have concerns to make sure they are in a position to open all their schools and, where they face practical problems or issues, to discuss that with them to ensure that all their schools are open. If we have to close schools, we will do that in conjunction with Public Health England, but it is vital that we get all schools open for these year groups, while always recognising that there might be clusters of schools that have to close for short periods.