Schools have been dominating headlines again, ahead of the start of term next week. Yesterday, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson
made a last-minute change to his plan. Instead of keeping just some of London’s primary schools shut, all of the capital’s primaries will now stay closed to tackle high coronavirus infection levels. Labour said the timing of the announcement has caused “huge stress”, while the National Education Union said all schools nationwide should shut. The government said closures were a last resort – but it will keep the list of areas where schools must shut under review.