In parts of England, parents face more uncertainty as some local authorities delayed the reopening of schools due to the rise in coronavirus cases in the country.
The day before children were expected to return, most of those in Essex were asked to stay at home on Monday after the council said it would unilaterally close schools to most pupils until at least Wednesday.
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