UK coronavirus live: guidance on eased lockdown for ‘shielding’ people to be set out | World news


Ministers have repeatedly claimed to be guided by science through this crisis yet a number of scientists – including members of Sage – have expressed concern about the easing of lockdown.

It’s deeply worrying that plans to reopen schools tomorrow are going ahead despite the fact that the Covid-19 risk is still classified as ‘high’.

We all want to see children back in schools as an urgent priority. But not if this risks a new Covid-19 spike.

The government must guarantee that public health will not be put at risk as a result of a premature or rushed effort to get children back into classrooms.


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