The Suffolk schools delaying re-opening for the start of term
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Several primary schools are not re-opening today as concern grows over Covid-19 infection rates.
Headteachers across Suffolk made difficult decisions over whether to postpone re-opening throughout Sunday.
A growing number of primaries are switching to online learning for a fortnight while others have opted to close temporarily for today and Tuesday to allow for the Government to clarify mounting uncertainty among parents, unions and teachers.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted it is safe to send children back to school this week in areas where attendance has not been restricted.
Secondary school pupils are staying at home this week as planned.
Below is the current list of schools that have confirmed temporary or extended closures in Suffolk.
Schools in Tendring, Colchester and Uttlesford were on Sunday recommended to switch to remote learning by the county council while public health chiefs await clarification on safety.
All areas of Essex now have infection rates above the England average of 500 cases per 100,000 people.
Here is all we know so far about schools re-opening as the debate rages over whether primary-age children should be back in classrooms.
- 1 Group fined for travelling more than 10 miles to get a takeaway in lockdown
- 2 Tributes are paid to 'inspirational' teacher Gaynor Jacobs
- 3 Senior Suffolk doctor admits to problems in local vaccine rollout
- 4 'It's up to Marcus what he does' - Lambert reacts to Sunderland defeat
- 5 Suffolk gets its first ever Michelin Star
- 6 Stu says: Five observations following Ipswich Town's 1-0 home loss to Sunderland
- 7 Development of 136 homes approved for rural village
- 8 Large drop in coronavirus cases in Ipswich as county cases continue to fall
- 9 Noise disruption possible as low-flying RAF jets simulate training
- 10 First phase of new 2,000 home site approved