Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that in the areas where primary schools are to reopen after the Christmas break, parents should feel safe to let children return tomorrow.

As teacher’s unions have called on the Government to keep all schools closed, Prime minister Boris Johnson insisted that reviews would be constant, but that education should remain the priority for children in England.

Speaking today with the BBC’s Andrew Marr, when questioned: “Should parents of primary school children in England send them to school tomorrow morning?

Mr Johnson replied: “Yes absolutely.”

Mr Johnson repeatedly said during his interview that schools are safe, clarifying “the risk to kids is really very very small and the benefits of education are huge.”

Some councils in England have made the decision to close their schools despite Government’s announcement they should open this week.

Mr Johnson refused to state whether they would face investigation but said the government would continue to work with local authorities and schools across the country over coronavirus concerns.

Lateral flow testing will continue to be rolled out in senior schools, according to the Prime Minister.

Andrew Marr also pressed on whether a Tier 5 level of restrictions could be imposed on some areas of the country.

Mr Johnson answered saying he was "Entirely reconciled to doing what it takes to get the virus down and that may involve tougher measures in the weeks ahead."

However, the Prime minister, speaking of the available vaccines, said the way out is in sight, pledging to vaccinate tens of millions of people in the coming months.

Mr Johnson claimed: “We can see how we are going to get out of this with great clarity now, we can see how the vaccines can really really help us to beat this.”