Ban on overnight school trips threatens 15,000 UK jobs, ministers warned

Generation of children missing out on life-changing benefits, say parents, schools and industry

A ban on residential school trips risks an “economic, social and cultural disaster” and the loss of 15,000 UK jobs unless it is lifted by spring, ministers are being warned.

A generation of children risk missing out on often life-changing benefits of visits unless there are changes to Covid-19 restrictions which have left outdoor education centres dormant since March, according to companies, schools and parents.

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