Schools reopening: Schoolkids ‘will return to class on March 8’ as Boris Johnson prepares to ease Covid lockdown

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SCHOOLKIDS will return to class on March 8 as Boris Johnson prepares to ease England’s Covid lockdown, it has been reported.

The Prime Minister will reportedly announce children will be prioritised in the easing of restrictions in a national address next week.

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Schoolkids will return to class on March 8

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Schoolkids will return to class on March 8Credit: Getty Images - Getty

The Prime Minister will announce children will be prioritised in a national address next week

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The Prime Minister will announce children will be prioritised in a national address next weekCredit: Getty Images - Getty

Other social distancing rules will be lifted slowly so that children can get back being taught in person.

Restrictions for adults will only be slightly relaxed in March with Brits being allowed to sit down outdoors with one friend or family member.

Current rules mean people may only meet outdoors for exercise - while standing up.

At the end of next month, social distancing rules are expected to be eased further with outdoor sport like golf and tennis for two people from different households being allowed.

But teachers are now warning against the sudden re-opening of schools with Chief executive of the Oasis Academies trust, Steve Chalke saying it is “impossible.”

He told The Times exam years should be brought back first and that the reopening “should be driven by scientific data not dates.”

Earlier today Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was “optimistic” that the vaccine roll-out will allow for further easing in the coming months.

He said: "I'm optimistic, but we have to be cautious."

"Our children's education is our number one priority, but then working forward, getting non-essential retail open as well and then, in due course, as and when we can prudently, cautiously, of course we want to be opening hospitality as well.

"I will be trying to set out as much as I possibly can in as much detail as I can, always understanding that we have to be wary of the pattern of disease.

"We don't want to be forced into any kind of retreat or reverse ferret."

The Prime Minister will outline his road map for lifting restrictions on February 22 but early reports suggest retailers will also be able to welcome back customers from next month.

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Earlier this week The Sun revealed the pubs and restaurants will be able to serve outdoors in April if Covid cases continue to fall.

The reopening of hospitality is being fast-tracked in a major boost to the blighted sector — and thirsty Brits.

The PM is also expected to scrap the confusing tier system as many experts believe it did little to prevent the spread of the virus.

Boris Johnson says 'he's optimistic' about lifting lockdown and shops and pubs will be prioritised after schools

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