Prof Robert Dingwall: "...the assumptions used in modelling the pandemic may rest on very flimsy foundations in terms of scientific evidence. This work suggests that UK schools could, and should, begin to reopen as soon as practicable after the initial wave of cases has passed through."

"This is an important study that confirms what many of us suspected, namely that the public health benefits of school closures were not proportionate to the social and economic costs imposed on children and their families."

Prof Robert Dingwall, professor of sociology at Nottingham Trent University

Coronavirus: Scientists question school closures impact, BBC