Parents across the country are feeling increased pressures and stress as they attempt to pick up the pieces of their children’s missed face-to-face education at home.

The government has confirmed that schools will not reopen next month, dashing the hopes of parents, MPs and campaigners who had hoped they would welcome back all children on February 22, immediately after half term.

Last week Boris Johnson said schools will not open until Monday March 8 at the earliest.

Currently, only children of key workers and vulnerable kids can attend, though nurseries remain open.

Along with millions of parents longing for the reopening of schools, children have also reported homeschooling having a negative impact on their mental health.

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A Mirror poll found more than 70% revealed they have been damaged by being kept away from class, friends and support.

We asked young people across social media platforms Tik Tok,  Instagram and  Twitter  to have their say on the issue.

Out of 1,046 youngsters, 738 agreed their mental and physical health has suffered while being kept off school.

Parents also responded on  Facebook, with many saying their children were struggling with schooling at home.  

Millions of parents were hoping schools would reopen by February 22

Parents and children have said their mental health has been impacted by homeschooling

Precious few details have been given about how schools will reopen so far.

Mr Johnson has promised to publish a roadmap out of lockdown on February 22, though it is thought that primary and exam years could go back first.

It’s thought the Prime Minister wants pupils across the country to start at the same time, despite claims to the contrary.

Schools will get at least two weeks’ notice when they need to reopen.

Children will remain at home through the upcoming half term which starts on Monday February 15.

After that, they then break up again on Thursday April 1 for the two-week Easter holiday.