The comments have been made by the Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi Mask-wearing for pupils could return to schools under contingency plans to keep coronavirus at bay in the classroom over winter.

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi said he did not want to see the return of bubbles, where whole classes or year groups could be sent home after a positive Covid test.

But he said that it was right to have plans in place to tackle the pandemic in schools.

Mr Zahawi also defended the slow rollout of carbon dioxide monitors which were first promised by the Department for Education (DfE) in August.

Published: 07/10/2021 by Radio NewsHub