UK Prime minister, Boris Johnson has said that Schools in England will remain closed after a half-term break in February but could open from March 8, 2021.
Schools in England have currently closed to the majority of pupils aside from Vulnerable children.
Mr Boris has also said that travellers from some countries will go into hotel quarantine.
Government hopes to begin reopening schools from 8 March – if target to vaccine most vulnerable by mid-February is met— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) January 27, 2021
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Uk Secretary for the Home Department, Priti Patel says Police checks will be stepped up to enforce self-isolation and new border rules.
The new quarantine rules will only target countries of concern due to the new coronavirus variants.