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Coronavirus: NI teachers keen to return, but nine out of 10 fear for safety in classroom


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Some who responded to the poll for the Ulster Teachers' Union, which represents 6,000 teachers here, said they were considering retirement rather than return to their schools

Some who responded to the poll for the Ulster Teachers' Union, which represents 6,000 teachers here, said they were considering retirement rather than return to their schools

Some who responded to the poll for the Ulster Teachers' Union, which represents 6,000 teachers here, said they were considering retirement rather than return to their schools

More than nine out of 10 teachers and principals have expressed fears about returning to work, according to a survey for a union.

Some who responded to the poll for the Ulster Teachers' Union, which represents 6,000 teachers here, said they were considering retirement rather than return to their schools.

However, the UTU said teachers were keen to get back to work - although it has to be done safely.