Secondary schools given June 15 reopening date

Boris Johnson told the daily Downing Street press conference that some primary school pupils will return from June 1 “as planned”, while older students in Years 10 and 12 will begin going back two weeks later. Mr Johnson said secondary school students will return to staggered lunch times and smaller classes in an effort to reduce the risk of transmission. While many of the local authorities advising against reopening classrooms are in northern cities, numerous London Labour councils have signalled dissent, despite recent calculations from Public Health England that the capital’s R rate is now 0.4.