THE Prime Minister has again said the government will partly reopen primary schools in England on 1 June, and secondary schools on 15 June.

In today’s daily briefing, Boris Johnson said it would allow “teachers and parents can plan” for the move.

From 1 June, schools will open to children in reception, and years one and six.

Early years facilities will also be open.

From 15 June, students in years 10 and 12 will have access to secondary schools.

Mr Johnson said measures including smaller class sizes and groups; staggered breaks, lunches, drop-offs and pick-ups; increased use of outdoor space; and testing, available for those with symptoms.

On Friday, the Isle of Wight County Press spoke to Isle of Wight Council's education lead Cllr Paul Brading.

WATCH the Facebook Live interview here: Isle of Wight Council's education lead answers questions on school reopening

Today (Sunday) Boris Johnson promised support for schools and said that if they could not open on 1 June, they would be supported to do so ‘as soon as possible.’

Mr Johnson called it ‘a deliberately cautious approach.'

He also used the daily briefing to back government adviser Dominic Cummings.

Mr Johnson said after meeting with Mr Cummings today (Sunday), he was satisfied that the adviser had "followed the instincts of every father", acting 'responsibly, legally and with integrity' in driving to Durham to seek childcare while suffering the symptoms of coronavirus.

Watch the briefing HERE.