PM Boris Johnson says “we don’t think schools should be closing” during the coronavirus outbreak, which has already killed eight people in the UK. Amidst school coronavirus closures fears.
Some schools around the UK are already closing their doors due to fears of a break out from staff and students returning after their short term break. This is becoming more common in public and private primary schools and is quickly spreading into high schools and universities.
Will Schools Actually Close?
An emergency “Cobra” meeting will be held later on today (March 12th). To discuss the potential closure of UK schools which is part of a so-called “social distancing plan”.
The UK is set to enter the “Delay Phase” which aims to encourage more people to work from home and stay away from mass public hotspots.
The P.M Boris Johnson has said that the government wanted to avoid locking down classrooms and schools, for the domino effect it will have later in the academic year.
Further information about your local school, can be found on your councils/schools website or by contacting them directly.
PM Plans For Tackling Coronavirus
Taken from The Sun newspaper, this video outlines Boris Johnson’s plans for tackling the coronavirus as we move into the next phase of the protocol.
At this stage, it is unclear how the closure of schools will effect exams, coursework deadlines etc. All we know is schools are preparing “Take home booklets” so students can work at home through the course material.
How Can Tutors Help?
Tutors around the UK should brace themselves for an influx in the number of students they are contacted by and the number of lessons existing students want, amidst the growing concerns of school closures. No one yet knows what that will mean in terms of exams, but one thing is for sure, tutors will be waiting and ready to provide continuous support for all their students when they need it most.
Visit our search engine to find local tutors in your area, who can help provide extra support at this most critical time. For further information on how we can help please contact us and our dedicated team will be able to assist you in any way they can.
What Are the Options?
The growing concerns of school closures see more parents holding their children from going to school. So what can be done in the meantime? Follow the advice of your local council and schools. If in the event the schools are closed for a substantial amount of time, rest assured if you have a tutor and they continue to offer tuition, they can be an important point of contact. Continue to stay up-to-date with the news for further information.
In the meantime, if anyone has any issues please feel free to contact us, and stay safe!