Responding to reports that social distancing rules will be relaxed as part of plans to get all pupils back to school in September, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said:
“We all want to be able to have pupils back at school in order to give them the education they need, but not until it is made safe.
"However, it is irresponsible for the Government to announce a change of tact on social distancing when they don't know what the R rate will be in September.
“Ministers must give reassurances that they will not rush through a decision which could see weaker safety measures in schools than in any other public spaces.
“If the Government want people to have confidence that this is the right decision, they must publish the scientific modelling that backs it up.”