Around half of adults are worried about their child going back to school or college after the summer holidays, figures suggest.
Some 48% of adults with dependent children said they were very or somewhat worried about their child returning to education settings, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
Almost a quarter (23%) said they were somewhat unworried or not worried at all.
The main reasons for those worried was fear about their child catching coronavirus (58%), spreading coronavirus (31%), and concern about their mental health and wellbeing due to changes in the school or college setting (30%).
A quarter were worried about how prepared their school or college will be for keeping pupils safe. And 15% were worried about sending them back before the vaccine rollout has finished.
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— Office for National Statistics (ONS) (@ONS) September 10, 2021
The ONS analysed responses from 3,387 people, including 470 responses from adults with dependent children, between 25 August and 5 September.
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