16 May 2020 – Students to return to school in phases from June 1

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Education
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Reopening schools
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Dept for Education & Skills

Overview: Department for Education announces phased return of pupils to schools from 1 June. “As part of a cautious phased return, those in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 will be allowed back into school in smaller class sizes. We are also planning to get some secondary school students back – those in years 10 and 12 – to make sure they have the opportunity to come back to school on a limited basis and have some face to face time with teachers. We are prioritising these children because they stand to lose more by staying away from school.”
Full details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-confirms-schools-colleges-and-nurseries-on-track-to-begin-phased-reopening

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – government