As promised the Prime Minister outlined the Government’s leaving lockdown roadmap on Monday.  I hope, like me you see it as a realistic map to get back to some sense of normality.

I am happy with the cautious approach and that decisions will be based on the data, not some arbitrary date.  And given it takes around four weeks for any anti-COVD measures to take effect, plus a week to prepare for any further relaxation of restrictions we have to accept, it is likely there will be at least five weeks between each of the four steps out of lockdown.

The first step gives us the challenge of helping our schools to prepare to welcome back all primary school aged children from 8 March, with a phased approach for secondary schools.

Although we need to remember schools have not been closed over the lockdown. They have been busy teaching the children of critical workers and vulnerable children, and providing online home learning too.

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