1m Parents Back To Work As Schools Open

Daily Express|May 30, 2020

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1m Parents Back To Work As Schools Open
One million parents could be back at work next week after the Government told schools that younger pupils can return from Monday.
Sarah O’Grady

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed it is safe for all Reception, Year 1, and Year 6 children – around 2.1 million youngsters – to go back to their classrooms on June 1.

If they all returned it would allow 3.8 per cent of the total workforce in England to get back to work, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Mark Lehain, director of the new Campaign for Common Sense, welcomed the reopening of schools.

He said: “It’s great for the education of children, as well as the one million parents that will be able to work more easily with their kids back in the classroom.

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May 30, 2020