Lockdown: Government resists calls to shut schools in England – BBC News – (half a loaf won’t do)

The Manchester and Liverpool mayors said at a joint press conference that they wanted to see a period of two weeks’ closure towards the second half of November, giving schools some time to prepare online learning.

Mr Burnham said: “That would create the conditions for the biggest drop in cases that we could achieve and it would then create the conditions for some kind of Christmas for more families, because they need it right now.”

Without this, the mayors said they feared their regions would simply be back in the restrictive tier three measures.

Source: Lockdown: Government resists calls to shut schools in England – BBC News