Coronavirus: ‘Schools should remain open but we’re planning for every eventuality’ says minister

Schools Minister Nick Gibb has said that schools should remain open even if they have a pupil who has returned from an area affected by coronavirus, adding that the child should stay at home to be tested. The government minister said that if the child tests positive for coronavirus, then Public Health England will get involved.

Mr Gibb said that while things are currently low risk, the government and NHS are preparing for every eventuality. He also reassured that contingency plans are place for any impact the virus might have on the exam season.

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