Headteachers may refuse to fine parents who keep children at home in September

Headteachers may refuse to fine parents who keep children at home in September

The Government’s announcement later this week will outline exceptions to the rules, including for children with certain medical conditions or from households in which someone is self-isolating with coronavirus symptoms, it is understood. But some headteachers urged the Government to close the loophole that allows parents without a valid excuse to escape fines. “If it’s deemed […]
AstraZeneca plans to ship Oxford Covid-19 vaccine in September

AstraZeneca plans to ship Oxford Covid-19 vaccine in September

AstraZeneca plans to ship its first deliveries of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine in September after it received more than $1bn (£820m) from a US government agency to boost development of the medicine.  The drugs maker said it had reached agreements for at least 400...
Schools may not reopen until September, Health Secretary warns

Schools may not reopen until September, Health Secretary warns

Schools might not be able to reopen until September, the Health Secretary has said, suggesting coronavirus infection rates must go down further before education can resume. On Wednesday, Matt Hancock said it was too early to consider the move and would make “no...