A Norwich head teacher says the prime minister’s defence of his aide Dominic Cummings will make school reopenings even more difficult as lockdown rules are relaxed.
Boris Johnson's chief adviser admitted travelling from London to Durham during the height of lockdown.
Binks Neate-Evans, executive head of Angel Road Infant and Junior School and Bignold Primary School, said the PM’s handling of the crisis had heightened her fears over the "shoddy and badly timed guidance" of schools re-opening to more pupils.
In a letter to local MPs, Mrs Neate-Evans said: "My worries and that of my staff are escalated because we know the impact the debacle will have on sticking to lockdown."
Mr Lewis, Norwich South Labour MP, said scientists "have come out and said if you put schools re-opening back by two weeks, you halve deaths."
The Conservative MP for Norwich North, Chloe Smith, said: "As an MP, I will always represent my constituents’ views to Westminster," but added that she respected the prime minister’s decision to back Mr Cummings.