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Covid-19 triggers school run battleground

More parents say they’ll drive their kids to school because of coronavirus concerns, new research has revealed.

Nearly one in 10 (8%) say they will be taking their children off public transport and instead driving them or making them walk or cycle to school.

Car dealer Swansway Group commissioned a survey of 1,000 UK parents and found that of those who said they’d be changing how their kids got to school, 24.3% now planned to drive them, while 11.1% would make them walk or cycle.

London will see the biggest shake-up in school-run habits after the lockdown, with 17% of parents saying they’ll now either drive their children to school or make them walk or ride.

By region, parents saying they’ll switch their kids from using public transport to driving them to school will be highest in the east of England (42%).

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