Piers Morgan has expressed his concerns over sending schools back too early during the coronavirus lockdown.

As it stands, schools are currently closed to its pupils, with just the vulnerable children and those with key worker parents going in.

And while the education secretary has admitted that there is no planned date for schools to reopen, Brits are still speculating over when this day will come.

Chatting about the crisis on Good Morning Britain, Piers said: ‘They’ll go to school with adult teachers, they then come back into households with adults who will fo to the supermarkets.



‘So even though kids are not at risk and thank god for that, we know for a fact it does target any age group.

‘Sending kids back to school, it does sounds great, but aren’t they just little spreaders?’

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Piers Morgan fears sending schools back too early could be deadly (Picture: PA)

Dr Hilary Jones was on hand to answer the 55-year-old’s questions, and explained how the government could potentially reopen schools.

‘It would be done gradually, you wouldn’t have each year group coming back on the same day. You’d have smaller classrooms, you’d use the gymnasium or the school hall, so they can practise social distancing.’

It comes after education secretary Gavin Williamson thanked all of those working in schools and nurseries, but said he cannot open their doors until the government’s five tests are met.

He said: ‘People are anxious to know when we’re going to relax restrictions, when schools are likely to be fully back and open again.

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Gavin Williamson cannot give a date for when schools will reopen (Picture: 10 Downing Street)

‘Of course, I want nothing more than to see schools back, get them back to normal, make sure that children are sat around learning and experiencing the joy of being at school.

‘But I can’t give you a date. Because before we do, we need to meet five tests.’

Mr Williamson said the government needs to be ‘confident that any changes we do make will not risk a second peak of infections.



‘We will work with the sector to consider how best to reopen schools, nurseries and colleges when the timing is right’.

As it stands, over 17,000 people have died from Covid-19, while there are more than 129,000 cases confirmed in the UK alone.

Good Morning Britain continues weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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