As you may well be aware, Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland have been placed in Tier 4 by the Government. Schools have been expected to still be open this term, with secondary schools experiencing a staggered return, whilst primary schools have been expected to reopen today or tomorrow.

There has been some pressure from Unions on the Government to change this plan. Today, the Leicester City Mayor Peter Soulsby stated:

“We all recognise the immense pressures that schools are facing, in particular around the new variant of coronavirus and the rapid rate at which it spreads.

“We hold no expectations of a full scale re-opening this week and will support whatever decisions schools make. We do, of course, hope that that they will be able to continue to provide for key workers’ and vulnerable children.”

Sir Peter Soulsby

You can find the latest updates on school closures on the Leicestershire Live website here.

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