Up to 2,200 schools could stay shut on June 1 despite government lockdown plans

More than 2,000 English primary schools could stay closed on June 1 despite government reopening plans – with dozens of councils not confident about safety.

The government has targeted the start of next month to begin bringing youngsters back into the classroom.

But it can only happen if scientists say it is safe to do so, ministers say, and many education bosses are yet to be convinced