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Children Return to School in England as Coronavirus Lockdown Easing Begins

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All children returned to schools across England on March 8 as the first stage of lockdown easing began. Schools had previously only been open for the children of ‘critical workers.’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on February 22 that children would return to school on March 8. Secondary and college students would receive twice-weekly coronavirus tests.

Further relaxation of the country’s lockdown was planned for March 29, with a goal of “all legal limits on social contact” being removed on June 21. Credit: Eleanor Palmer NW5 via Storyful