Schools in the UK are to shut from Friday until further notice as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.
England's Education Secretary Gavin Williamson says schools will be closed "until further notice". Schools in England, Wales and Scotland will close on Friday afternoon. Some schools will be kept open with a skeleton staff to provide support for the children of key workers, such as NHS staff, police and delivery drivers. They will also be asked to help those most in need - for example, children who receive free school meals. We do not have complete details at the moment and we will update parents as soon as possible.
In England and Wales, all exams in May and June have been cancelled, including GCSEs, A-levels and primary school national curriculum tests known as SATs. Mr Williamson told the House of Commons - "I can confirm we will not go ahead with assessments or exams and that we will not be publishing performance tables for this academic year."
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