PM confirms that school closures are imminent as staff shortages increase

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Boris Johnson
The PM spoke at the Downing Street briefing today

The Prime Minister has indicated that a decision on school closures is ‘imminent’. All state schools in Wales will close on Friday.

At least one primary school in Bedford Borough is no longer offering hot meals to its pupils, citing staff shortages.

The Bedford Independent will update this story as it develops.


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