A highly-critical letter of government plans to reopen schools to more pupils next week has been sent to headteachers in Nottinghamshire.
The message, sent by Colin Pettigrew, Nottinghamshire County Council's corporate director of children, says official advice has been "too nuanced" to be helpful.
He describes "an avalanche" of repetitive advice from the Department for Education since last weekend that is "often too late to support meaningful planning".
Writing before yesterday's press briefing by the Prime Minister, Mr Pettigrew said "regardless" as to what Boris Johnson would say "more children can only return when headteachers can accommodate them."
In that briefing Mr Johnson said the most disadvantaged pupils were being hit hard by school closures and Monday would start "to put that right".
But asked today, Downing Street said there would be a “cautious and phased return, in a safe way".