Responding to reports that the Government is pursuing a phased re-opening of schools, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran said:
"We need to take a cautious approach to reopening schools. I've previously called on the Government to be transparent about the criteria it is using.
"All schools must be advised on how to undertake risk assessments that follow scientific advice. Social distancing, appropriate personal protective equipment and adequate deep cleaning must be adhered to.
"Most importantly parents, pupils and teachers must have confidence that their safety is not being put at risk, and that re-opening their school does not become a factor in another peak in their community."