We are in the grip of a global crisis. Not since the Second World War have nations been compelled to take such drastic action to protect their peoples.
On Wednesday (March 18) it was confirmed that schools across the UK are to close on Friday (March 20) because of the coronavirus emergency.
Education secretary Gavin Williamson confirmed that schools will remain open only for the children of key workers, including NHS staff, emergency service workers and delivery staff, and for vulnerable pupils and those with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). The devolved governments will be implementing similar plans (for our report, see here).
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