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Parents risk fines if they keep children off when schools reopen on March 8

roadmap out of lockdown in the House of Commons yesterday, the Prime Minister announced that schools will fully reopen on March 8.

Earlier today we reported how unions have described the full reopening as 'reckless', while headteachers spoke of the huge challenges ahead.

And the announcement has had a mixed reaction from parents - with some eager to get their children back to class, but others fearing it's too soon and will lead to a surge in infection rates.

Either way, the government has made it clear that attendance will be 'mandatory' and parents will have a legal duty to secure their child's attendance at school.Schools also have the ability to issue sanctions, including fixed penalty notices, in line with local authorities’ codes of.

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