THE Lancashire Telegraph reported how a mum was 'heartbroken' that she can’t watch her children’s nativity play in person for the second year running.

Jane Cockcroft said her children, Jack, four, and Harriet, five, are excited to be starring in a nativity play at Northern Primary School in Bacup.

However, school staff say they are considering recording it once again instead of inviting parents to watch it live, due to coronavirus.

Our readers have reacted to the news on social media and online.

Katherine Allum said: "Yes it's a real shame. We were able to go to parents evening this year which was nice but unfortunately they aren't allowing parents in to watch. All being recorded and you have to buy it on DVD (I don't even have a DVD player) my daughter auditioned to be Mary and got it. I'm extra disappointed."

Sally Varey said: "Was the same last year when my little boy was in reception, doubt it's going to change soon."

Jayne Rogers said: "This was on Radio Two as well. To be honest I think it's safer to watch via a link with the increasing numbers."

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Nicola Francis said: "And yet thousands can watch footy? Get nativity plays back on!"

Jadeanne Watson said: "Thankfully my son's school is letting us attend the play this year, but missed out last year when he was in reception, will never get that back. Something parents really look forward to."

Ricki Love said: "Oh come on, I've not seen any nativities of my youngest. I wish I could have seen the first one she did in person but the school records it and puts it up so we can watch it. There is always next year."