Education Secretary Gavin Williamson leads Government coronavirus press conference

16 May 2020, 15:22

Coronavirus press conference (16 May 2020)

By Megan White

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson lead today's press briefing as tried to calm fears over government plans to reopen schools in June.

Saturday's press conference was also hosted by Dr Jenny Harries.

It came as teaching unions insisted they are willing to work with the Government to begin re-opening schools in England after the two sides were urged to “stop squabbling.”

Elsewhere, people are being urged to "think carefully" before visiting national parks and beaches on the first weekend since coronavirus lockdown measures were partially eased in England.

Yesterday, scientific advisers warned the rate of infection for coronavirus in the UK has risen to between 0.7 and 1.0.

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