Coronavirus news UK – Over-56s invited for vaccine and ministers ‘looking at’ longer school day & shorter holidays

BRITS aged between 56 and 59 have been invited to receive their coronavirus vaccine as the rollout goes from strength to strength.

It comes as Gavin Williamson admitted this morning that ministers are “looking at” a longer school day and shorter holidays to make up for lost education due to the pandemic.

Hundreds of thousands of letters for the over 56 age group began landing on doorsteps today, Public Health England have said.

Meanwhile, Professor Sharon Peacock, head of the Covid-19 Genomics UK scientific body, told The Times she was “very optimistic” that the immunisation programme would continue to be effective.

It comes as a minister predicted that all adults could receive the jab by June should the vaccine rollout continue at its current pace.

Kwasi Kwarteng, the business secretary, told The Times it was “possible” that all adults could be offered vaccines by June.

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