The Liberal Democrats have called on the government to set out a clear plan to keep schools open in January.
It comes following reports in the Sunday Times that Boris Johnson has committed to keeping schools open, without making clear what mitigation measures will be put in place to keep Covid cases down.
Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Munira Wilson MP said: “Our children have been failed again and again throughout this pandemic by Boris Johnson’s government. Of course schools should stay open but he needs to explain how and with what help for teachers and parents.
“From air purifiers to rolling out the vaccine to teenagers, this government has dragged its feet. Ministers must set out a clear plan to reassure families that schools will be kept open, instead of making yet more empty promises.”