All schools in England to reopen on 8 March
Boris Johnson is to set out a "steady as she goes" plan for easing England's lockdown, with schools and outdoor activities the first in line for a return.
The Prime Minister will tell MPs that all pupils in all years in England can go back to the classroom from March 8, with outdoor after-school sports and activities allowed to restart as well.
But nine teachers' and head teachers' unions have urged the government to commit to bringing all school pupils back at once ONLY if the scientific evidence is clear that it is safe.
The teachers' unions argue that uncertainty about the role that schools play in the transmission of the virus should mean a more cautious approach.
Nick Ferrari and Julia Hartley-Brewer share their views on the proposed reopening.