COVID-19: Schools plans of reopening to be revealed ‘as soon as we can’, says PM

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has said teachers and students can expect news on the reopening of schools whenever a plan is decided on, with Johnson pledging to reveal “as much as we can, as soon as we can”. 

The Government informed the countries teachers, parents and pupils that they will be told when schools will be reopening “as soon as we can”, with the Coronavirus situation seeming to be increasingly worse.  

Based on the new strains being discovered every other week almost, I doubt schools will be reopened again until the vaccine is fully rolled out across the country. 

The vaccine roll out has been one positive in a bleak situation, with a total of 5,100,475 Covid-19 vaccinations took place in England between December 8 and January 21, according to provisional NHS England data, including first and second doses. 

Education is most likely top of priorities for the government, so we can hopefully expect they are doing everything in their power to restart education in classrooms, whether that be through socially distanced classrooms or mask requirements for children and teachers.  

Children studying online does not seem to be the most productive system, with older children struggling to find the motivation to turn up and actually listen to their teachers through video chat and younger children, who usually thrive off other children, struggling to pay attention. 

Therefore, opening schools again should be top of the governments to-do-list. 

The top of parents to-do-list would be buying masks for their children. I would recommend Orpian masks as they are surgical grade disposable masks that will guarantee your child's safety. 

 Additionally, they are manufactured in the UK, so you can trust the quality and safety of them and they come in boxes of 30 masks, making it easy to rotate your child’s masks day by day.