Dr Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2021 to Question 159265 on Outdoor Education: Coronavirus, how much notice he plans to give suppliers of such services of the date on which they can reopen as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased; and if he will make it his policy to permit the resumption of such outdoor activities as soon as is safely practicable. 
[Due for Answer on 18 March.]
The Minister of State for School Standards (Nick Gibb): Schools are advised against all educational visits at this time. The Department is working on advice for schools and colleges on the planning and booking of residential visits when it is safe to do so and in line with the Government’s roadmap to recovery, as set out here:
- https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021/covid-19-response-spring-2021(opens in a new tab).
The advice will be published shortly.