Education secretary confirms back-up plan for English schools but says he doesn’t want bubbles to returnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChildren could be forced to wear masks in schools across England again as part of the government’s back-up plan if the country’s Covid situation deteriorates significantly, the education secretary has admitted.Nadhim Zahawi confirmed it was one of the contingencies the government had planned for, but signalled his opposition to reinstating “bubbles” that separated students into groups and enforced isolation if one person tested positive for coronavirus. Continue reading…

Education secretary confirms back-up plan for English schools but says he doesn’t want bubbles to return

Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage

Children could be forced to wear masks in schools across England again as part of the government’s back-up plan if the country’s Covid situation deteriorates significantly, the education secretary has admitted.

Nadhim Zahawi confirmed it was one of the contingencies the government had planned for, but signalled his opposition to reinstating “bubbles” that separated students into groups and enforced isolation if one person tested positive for coronavirus.

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