Ms Moran told Sky News: "Looking at the modelling that was released yesterday it does seem like it is nearly going to become an inevitability but it makes it very clear in those models that there are other consequences to closing schools".
The Government has so far insisted school closures are not justified as part of the effort to combat Covid-19 but the biggest teachers' union has called for that step to be taken.
Parents have even stopped sending their children to school, with teachers noting mass absences in the wake of the outbreak of the killer COVD-19 disease, which has claimed the lives of 55 people in the United Kingdom so far.Teaching unions spoke of the "intolerable pressure" of keeping their doors open as more and more staff stay at home after getting sick.
Schools are struggling with diminishing staff levels, according to the union, while changes to staff working conditions have the potential to compromise health and safety for both staff and pupils.
It follows new guidance issued to schools by the Government, which said children who develop a continuous cough or fever at school should be sent home with suspected coronavirus.
In a video posted on Twitter, Mr Williamson said: "The chief medical officer has said the impact of closing schools on children's education will be substantial, but the benefit to public health would not be".
But its guidance states that this will be a local decision, taking into consideration factors like the size of the educational establishment and the risk of further spread of COVID-19.Читайте также: Harry Styles Performs 'Fine Line' Songs In First Tiny Desk Concert
"I would certainly support closing schools and universities so long as we have taken the time to plan".
In a statement on Tuesday, NASUWT acting general secretary Chris Keates said: "All of the announcements continue to be couched as guidance or advice, which is simply serving to increase anxiety and uncertainty".
"The NASUWT has to date been advising our members in the context of the advice issued by governments and administrations and public health bodies across the UK".
A lack of advice for schools amid the coronavirus pandemic is creating "chaos and confusion" and placing "intolerable pressure" on staff, a teachers' union has warned.
This would allow care for pupils whose parents work in emergency services and distribution, as well as ensuring children in food poverty have access to free school meals, they said.
Meanwhile, the National Education Union - a separate teaching union - has urged ministers to close schools.
The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) general secretary Geoff Barton and NAHT general secretary Paul Whiteman said they had a "productive meeting" with education secretary Gavin Williamson on Monday afternoon.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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