A study earlier this month warns that the UK is likely to be affected by the second wave of COVID-19 in the winter and that it will be higher than the first if schools are opened without an improved testing system in place.
In his editorial, Johnson argued that the resumption of courses is a national priority.
The schools will be the last to close in case of future restrictions, of a future quarantine, he would have said on Thursday, according to the press.
In England, schools were closed in March, with the country’s isolation. The children of the essential workers were an exception. They were reopened in June for a small number of students.
The British government wants students to return to school in early September.
“Keeping schools closed longer than absolutely necessary is socially intolerable, economically unsustainable, and morally unjustified,” Johnson wrote.
The costs for parents who cannot work if schools are closed are higher and the country will face major problems if students do not participate in education, the prime minister said.
“The pandemic is not over and the last thing any of us can afford is to indulge. But now that we know enough to reopen schools for all students safely, we have a moral duty to do so. ”