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.