The comments made by Ben Wallace, the Secretary of State for Defence, on 29 December 2020.
The UK Armed Forces are stepping up once again this holiday. This week I have authorised over a thousand Armed Forces personnel to assist schools returning after the Christmas break.
They’ll share considerable experience of testing across the country and the successful school pilots conducted this autumn.
We are grateful for the professionalism and commitment they and our colleagues in teaching are showing to get students back into the classroom and on with their education.