We ask the people of Liverpool: What impact has the pandemic had on school kids?

WATCH: We’re on the streets of Liverpool to see how you think kids have been affected by the COVID-19.

Over one million Britons are stuck in self-isolation, which could see pupils turned away at schools as the new term begins.

Schools have been told to merge classes where necessary, as the Prime Minister ruled out more stringent COVID-19 measures this week for England.

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We're on the streets of Liverpool to see how you think kids have been affected.

‘It's going to affect the children so much’

Barry tells us what kind of impact he thinks covid has had on kids

Billy from Kirkby said: "It's going to affect the children, so much, so much you know I couldn't think of anything worse than being a child and being confined to your house."

‘The virus spreading, there's that worry and concern there’

Leah tells us what kind of impact she thinks covid has had on kids

Leah from Wirral said: "Mentally, it'll be good for people to get back to normal and get back into a routine and see people they haven't seen over the holidays, but obviously, with the virus spreading, there's that worry and concern there."

‘I think it will affect them in the long term’

Pauline tells us what kind of impact she thinks covid has had on kids

Pauline from Toxteth said: "I think it will affect them in the long term - kids need education."