Responding to reports that the Government is pursuing a phased re-opening of schools, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran said:
"We need to take a cautious approach to reopening schools. I've previously called on the Government to be transparent about the criteria it is using.
"All schools must be advised on how to undertake risk assessments that follow scientific advice. Social distancing, appropriate personal protective equipment and adequate deep cleaning must be adhered to.
"Most importantly parents, pupils and teachers must have confidence that their safety is not being put at risk, and that re-opening their school does not become a factor in another peak in their community."
Pat Rogerson, Lib Dem Chair of Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny at Cornwall Council added:
“I’m so proud that here in Cornwall many schools are still open, keeping the children of front line and key workers safe. It is really important that the staff and teachers who have made a very difficult situation work are given the time and resources to accommodate changes before they happen.
“It will be also interesting to see how the government plan to allay the fears of parents who may worry about sending their children away from the safety of the home.”