Phased school reopening confirmed for 1 June

Content originally from Essex County Council

The government has announced that primary schools, nurseries and early years settings can begin to open to more pupils from Monday 1 June. Secondary schools and colleges will be able to open to more students from 15 June. This is possible because the government’s five tests have been met.

In Essex, we have been supporting schools and settings to develop their plans for wider opening. Each setting has made their own decision on how they will respond based on the completion of a thorough health and safety risk assessment.

This means that not all settings will open full time to all children who are now eligible to return from 1 June. Our current indications are that between 75 and 80 per cent of Essex primary schools will open to more pupils in some form from 1 June.

Schools and settings have been communicating with parents about their individual decisions. To keep up to date on Essex’s approach to schools and settings reopening, including other services, please visit the coronavirus hub. We will be updating these pages with the latest information.