PRIMARY schools and nurseries will reopen to more children on June 1, Boris Johnson has confirmed.

During this evening's daily press conference the Prime Minister also unveiled plans to get secondary school pupils back into the classroom from June 15.

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He said: "The education of children is crucial for their welfare, for their long-term future and for social justice.

"In line with the approach being taken in many other countries, we want to start getting our children back into the classroom in a way that is as manageable and as safe as possible."

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“We said we would begin with early years’ settings and reception, year one, and year six in primary schools.”

“Today, I can announce it is our intention to go ahead with that as planned on June 1, a week on Monday.

"I acknowledge that the June 1 opening may not be possible for all schools but the Government will continue to support and work with the sector so that any schools experiencing difficulties are able to open more widely as soon as possible."