Over one million Britons are stuck in self-isolation, which could see pupils turned away at schools as the new term begins.
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’
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 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 from Toxteth said: "I think it will affect them in the long term - kids need education."