Schools in the UK will reopen in September
Schools in the UK will reopen in September – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced today that schools in the UK will reopen in September.
As the coronavirus outbreak continues in England, a new decision was made regarding schools. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced in a written statement that the schools that were closed in the UK on 20 March due to the coronavirus pandemic will reopen for all students in September.
Stating that returning to formal education, which was disrupted during the Coronavirus epidemic, is a “national priority”, Johnson underlined that in the future, schools should be the last places to be closed even in case of any local quarantine.
Prime Minister Johnson said, “This epidemic is not over, and the last thing to do is to remain indifferent to it. But now we have information about the safe reopening of schools to all students, and it is our moral duty to do this.”
The British Prime Minister also warned of “economic costs” for parents and childminders not to work. “Keeping our schools closed longer than absolutely necessary is socially intolerable, economically unsustainable, and morally indefensible,” said Johnson.
In the statement made by Downing Street, it was stated that the damage to education expectations and the mental health of children by not going to school was much more than the virus. Street underlined that even if stricter measures are taken in the future, schools will be closed after other businesses.
Students in the country are expected to return to face-to-face education by next month, according to the current plan announced by the government.
Geoff Barton, President of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Union, said in a statement that he supported Johnson’s decision, saying schools should be a priority “from the very beginning”.
On the other hand, Johnson recently announced that due to the increase in cases in various parts of the UK, Johnson had pressed the brake for normalization.
With the detection of coronaviruses in one thousand 62 more people in the last 24 hours in the country, the total number of cases reached 310 thousand 815, and the number of those who lost their lives increased by 8 to 46 thousand 574.