Jubilation and fear as English schools reopen amid continuing confusion

Lack of clarity over masks and Covid testing as children return to classrooms

Millions of pupils returned to schools in England on Monday as Covid lockdown restrictions began to ease, amid continuing uncertainties surrounding the Covid testing regime for students and mask-wearing in classrooms.

After two months of remote learning, locked away from their friends, there was jubilation and trepidation among returning students. Many secondary schools will not fully reopen until next week as testing of pupils gets under way.

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