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    # new year new term
    Government considering shutting schools for the whole of January
    The reopening of schools has already been pushed back to 11 January but the worsening situation has seen the government face increased pressure to delay the reopening further.
    Education spokespersons met Education Minister today
    No plans to refine essential workers list for childcare purposes
    Public health advice remains that 'schools are safe to open'
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