Ofsted ex-chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw previously said summer holidays might have to be cancelled for some pupils in order for them to make up for lost time after schools were closed for several months.
He said pupils in year groups that were about to take exams might need to attend lessons over the summer to prepare adequately for them.
However, Downing Street then said teachers would not be asked to give face-to-face lessons after schools officially break up for summer in July.
Although Boris Johnson said there would be a “huge amount of catch-up for pupils over the summer months”, he confirmed that they would not need to attend in-person lessons.
Here, we take a look at when schools will break up for summer, and when pupils will return to school in the autumn.
When do schools break up for summer?
Most schools will break up this year at some point between Monday July 20 and Wednesday July 22.
Different schools have slightly different holiday dates, so it is worth double-checking your child's individual school on the government's website here, or your local council website.
How long is the summer holiday?
The summer holiday lasts until Tuesday, September 1.
Pupils get slightly under a month and a half off for the summer break.
What is the government advice for families regarding coronavirus?
The government has eased restrictions on travel as coronavirus infection rates have decreased.
People are now no longer required to self-isolate when returning from holidays abroad from a number of countries, including Spain and France.
Those arriving back in the UK are still required to complete a passenger locator form, to inform the government of their destination and planned whereabouts for the next two weeks.