With a million people isolated in houses with coronavirus, work and classes returned to activity on Monday in the UK after the Christmas and New Years holidays.
The children returned to the schools before the risk of being turned away at the gates if they or their teachers test positive for coronavirus.
Directors fear that even a quarter of their staff is affected in January and they have been asked to merge classes when necessary, but teachers unions believe that the return to virtuality will be inevitable for some this quarter, despite the fact that the British Secretary for Education, Nadhim Zahawi, insists that face-to-face will be the norm.
Students should be tested two to three times a week, either on their school grounds or at home. Secondary students will also be required to wear face masks in classrooms.
Experts claim that academic progress for this generation of British children has regressed in almost all cases due to school closures. It has also led to growing inequality between students in state and private schools, which received a higher level of learning online.
On the other hand, the workers also returned to their activities on Monday. The companies warned that they could have to close their doors or reduce their working hours due to the fact that there are many personnel in quarantine.
The heads of the National Health Service (NHS) said that for many hospitals the biggest challenge was the “increase in staff absences”, rather than the number of infected patients. The latest figures indicate that 1,189,985 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the seven days before Monday.
Meanwhile, rubbish bins and bottle and recycling bins across the country are overflowing as severe staff shortages caused by rising coronavirus cases have forced city councils across the UK to cut back. the collected ones.