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A public health expert believes it’s very unlikely that schools will reopen in February.

They are closed for this month to curb the spread of Covid 19.

Government Ministers have repeatedly said they want them shut for the shortest time possible.

But Professor Gabriel Scally doesn’t think they will reopen at the end of the month.

He said while children aren’t at great risk, the process of getting them to school and the mixing that happens in a school environment could transmit Covid-19 back into family units.