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Fears are growing that members of the education sector will be put at risk as schools begin to reopen, unions have warned.  (Danny Lawson/PA)

Fears are growing that members of the education sector will be put at risk as schools begin to reopen, unions have warned. (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Fears are growing that members of the education sector will be put at risk as schools begin to reopen, unions have warned. (Danny Lawson/PA)

Fears are growing that members of the education sector will be put at risk as schools begin to reopen, unions have warned.

The Northern Ireland Executive announced on Thursday that key groups of pupils will return to school from August 24 while all children should be back in class by September.

Revised New School Day guidance will be published next week setting out an updated approach to the full reopening of schools.