Children at 'less' risk in school, than out of school

BBC Radio Jersey

A teachers' union leader says the risk to children "is less" if they are in school, than out of school.

Marina Mauger of the NASUWT told the BBC the risk to children's mental health and well being will be reduced when they return to school.

She said the Medical Officer of Health had advised the Jersey government that "children are better in school than out of school".

But the union leader said parents should use their instincts to decided whether to send their children back.

Pupils in their final year of primary school and those in year 10 and 12 will be returning to school from 8 June.

There will be safety measures in place to ensure children and teachers remain safe.