Boris Johnson has said the risk of contracting coronavirus at schools across the UK was ‘very small’. As schools re-open across the country, what's the safety plan for students and staff? Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said it is "vitally important" children go back to school, with the life chances of a generation at stake. As the autumn term began in Northern Ireland, the prime minister said the risk of contracting coronavirus at schools across the UK was "very small" and said missing any more school was "far more damaging" for children. Nicola Sturgeon today announced the use of face coverings in corridors and communal areas of secondary schools is set to be introduced in Scotland. Head teachers in England have now complained about a lack of clarity over the rules on whether teachers or pupils can wear face masks in schools and want to know if they can override the official guidance. So what is the plan to ensure the safety of students in staff in schools as they start to re-open? And how will schools deal with potential outbreaks of Covid-19?